L’Archange Saint Michel Bonded Marble Angel Statue
This sculptural detail from one of Paris’s most beloved landmarks, the Fontaine Saint-Michel (1860), is captured in three-dimensional detail in high-quality bonded natural marble. With sword held high in the final moment of Satan’s defeat, this museum-quality work of art is a testament to St. Michael’s strength and to the exquisite sculpture of Frenchman Duret. The Fontaine Saint-Michel was the centerpiece of Baron Haussmann’s Paris Reconstruction during the Second Empire.
St. Michael, whose name can be translated from Hebrew to mean ‘who is like God’, is considered a manifestation of the protection and power of God. It is therefore common to find St. Michael statues in homes. It is believed that placing Saint Michael statues in your home will ward off misfortunes and protect you from attacks by evil spirits.