San Miguel en Lucha con el Demonio

  • Francisco "Pancho el Santero" Rivera, San Miguel en Lucha con el Demonio, second half of 19th century-1910, carved and painted wood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, 1996.91.49

The feast of St. Michael is celebrated in many towns across Puerto Rico. Spiritists on the island use his image to ask for divine intervention for such things as illnesses or the humiliation of enemies. Christian tradition describes St. Michael as the leader of the hosts of heaven, and he is often shown fighting Satan, who appears in the form of a dragon.

Title
San Miguel en Lucha con el Demonio
Artist
Date
second half of 19th century-1910
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
8 784 144 12 in. (22.610.811.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Teodoro Vidal Collection

Mediums
Mediums Description
carved and painted wood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – angel – St. Michael
  • Religion – Satan
Object Number
1996.91.49
Palette
Linked Open Data
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