Hagiography Archangel Gabriel (Portrait)
Archangel Gabriel is depicted with wings so as to be understood that he is an immaterial and spiritual being and he is also holding a scepter, symbol of authority and power.
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Since 1980 the Byzantine hagiography workshop of Father Peukis proceeds in the production of portable icons of the Byzantine and post-Byzantine period, contributing in this way both to the conservation as well as the widest possible transmission of our cultural heritage.
In this specific work of Byzantine art, the Archangel Gabriel has been painted on canvas with a sense of responsibility and absolute adherence to the traditional techniques and methods. Archangel Gabriel, the one of the two heads of the angelic forces, was the one who brought the news to Joachim and Anna that they will give birth to Virgin Mary. He also told Joseph in a vision, to take the Holy Child and His mother and flee to Egypt because they were in real danger.
He is depicted with wings so as to be understood that he is an immaterial and spiritual being and he is also holding a scepter, symbol of authority and power, which God gave him. With his left hand he is holding a globe that symbolizes the world.