St. Michael defeats the devil in Renaissance Spain


Master of Belmonte, St Michael Defeating the Devil, 1450-1500, oil and tempera on wood (The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art). Speakers: Dr. Lauren Kilroy Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker


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Cite this page as: Dr. Lauren Kilroy-Ewbank and Dr. Steven Zucker, "St. Michael defeats the devil in Renaissance Spain," in Smarthistory, October 31, 2019, accessed January 21, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/st-michael-defeats-the-devil-in-renaissance-spain/.