In this painting, St. Michael is depicted in liturgical attire rather than Roman warrior clothing, symbolizing the spiritual victory gained through worship. He holds a scale representing judgment and a fiery sword alluding to his role in guarding paradise. St. Michael's calm expression reflects his confidence and victory with God.
Rather than depicting St. Michael in Roman warrior attire in this rendition he is represented in liturgical garb, as he is seen in many eastern icons. This is meant to demonstrate a theological truth; that it is by worshipping our God that we gain spiritual victory. In his left hand he holds a scale signifying his role at the judgement of each soul. In his right hand he holds a sword of fire, a reference to the angel in the book of genesis that guards the gate to paradise. St. Michael has a calm expression because of his assured victory with God on his side. The devil in contrast, is shown as a writhing beast with the head of a wolf. On his head are ten horns; a reference to the beast in the book of Revelation. Surrounded in flame are the arms and hands of souls being cast down along with the beast.
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