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Saint Michael Slaying the Dragon  1490

by Martin Schongauer

Engraving This engraving is Martin Schongauer's interpretation of the famous tale of Michael: the archangel-saint said to have vanquished Satan (the dragon) on more than one occasion. In Catholic doctrine Michael was the leader of the Army of God and battled as a spiritual warrior against the powers of evil. (Text: Emily Wilkinson)
Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington