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James Blake Wiener
published on 18 December 2017
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This exquisite fragment depicts the Archangel Michael. It was painted on wood and with tempera at Matskhvarishi Church, which is located in Upper Svaneti in western Georgia. It dates from the 12-13th century CE, and it denotes strong artistic influence from Byzantium. (Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2017, December 18). Archangel Michael. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

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Wiener, James Blake. "Archangel Michael." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 18, 2017.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Archangel Michael." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Dec 2017. Web. 20 Jul 2024.