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Saint Michael and the Devil
Saint Michael and the Devil
Saint Michael and the Devil
Saint Michael and the Devil
Saint Michael and the Devil
Saint Michael and the Devil

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The Archangel Michael stands with his wings and arms spread wide in triumph, holding an upright spear, he is clothed in a draped piece of cloth that leaves his chest bare. The Devil, cast as a separate statue, lies underneath Michael's feet, he is depicted with horns, but is otherwise human in appearance. The position of the Devil is unusual, he almost appears to be reclining, elbows supporting his back as he looks up the angel. The sculpture depicts the triumph of the Archangel Michael over the Devil.

Date

1955–1960

Medium

bronze

Accession number

CV1_TS_S064

Acquisition method

commissioned by Coventry Cathedral Reconstruction Committee

Work type

Statue

Owner

Coventry Cathedral

Custodian

Coventry Cathedral

Work status

extant

Access

at all times


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Located at

Priory Street, Coventry

CV1 5RN

Located on the east wall of the cathedral, near the steps to the main entrance.