Tobit and the Angels

Two views that are interesting.

Now this image on the bottom is closer to the rest of the art on this topic. They generally  depict the angels as familiar with the boy and his family as another human would be. Raphael is no remote spot on the horizon that dains look down.

Looking at the feet is also interesting– Gabriel, the angel who spoke to Mary, walks through the hostile environs with bare feet.  Raphael (center) wears gilded sandals, and Michael (the sword bearer) wears hard boots, whereas the young boy (Tobit) wears soft boots.


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