Archangel Saint Raphael Oil on Tin Retablo. 19th Century
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Archangel Saint Raphael Oil on Tin Retablo 19th Century. The Archangel Raphael, whose name means “God heals,” is known as the chief of the guardian angels and brings people’s prayers before God, He is also known to have helped the young Tobias catch a fish that cured his father Tobit’s blindness (Tob. 3:16-17). It is also written that he moved the waters of the healing pool in Jerusalem (John 5: 1-4). Raphael holds a fish in his left hand and a gourd of water hanging from a staff in the opposite hand because of these two miracles (Fig. 2, 3). He wears blue, yellow, and red garments in addition to a gold diadem with a small cross rising up from the center. There are two red and green feathers coming up from the back of his headpiece and two white wings emerging from behind his back.