ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL~Cuzco Catholic Vintage Oil Painting

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 08, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
ARCHANGEL RAPHAEL~Fine Colonial Painting
Click an Image to Enlarge PRODUCT INFORMATION Description You are bidding on a magnificent painting we have just received.
An artist whose paintings are simply breathtaking has just joined our team of great masters of the Cusco School of Painting. The composition and rich colors of this absolutely remarkable painting have to be seen in person to be truly appreciated. This unique oil will make a valuable and rare asset to any art/religious collection.
This elegant oil painting on canvas depicts the Archangel Raphael.
Raphael's Hebrew name means "medicine of God" or "God has healed". He is one of the three most important of the archangels, the benign friend of all humanity, protector especially of the young, the wayfarer and the pilgrim. The fish in one of his attributes. According to the legend, the young Tobias set forth on a journey for his father, who felt that death was near. Asking the way, he was joined by the Archangel Raphael who, unrecognized, rescued him from being devoured by a great fish. The gall of the creature which Raphael captured miraculously healed Tobias, father of blindness. Thus the Archangel became also the patron of doctors, healers and medicine men. If this was well understood in Alto Peru, the Indians could associate the Biblical figure with the
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