The Archangel Michael

Icon-Atelier of Krystyna Kuś-Kilichowska

Traditionally painted icons with tempera technique and gilded


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The Archangel Michael

height: 27 cm
width: 18,5 cm
thickness: 2,5 cm

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Hand-written (painted) icon by iconographer M.A. Krystyna Kuś-Kilichowska graduate from Nicolaus Copernicus University, Art Conservation and Restoration Faculty.

Icon written (painted) using old traditional techniques:

  • gilded with golden leaves 23.75 karat
  • painted on gesso a number of substrates made from a traditional mix of an animal glue binder and chalk
  • painted in egg tempera technique
  • covered with amber shellac and varnish

Icon The Archangel Michael

Icon The Archangel Michael, copy of the Andrei Rublev icon, hand-painted icon

In the New Testament Michael leads God's armies against Satan's forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan.

The early Christian shrines and sanctuaries to Michael appeared in the 4th century, when he was first seen as a healing angel, and then over time as a protector and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil.

" Who is like God ! "
the Archangel Michael name's meaning.

Michael is mentioned three times in the Old Testament,
all in the Book of Daniel.

Daniel is informed that Michael will arise during the "time of the end".