Original study of St. Raphael.
Archival bristol paper
A4 [21 x 29 cm]
An interpretation from the image
of St. Raphael.
This version includes symbolical figures on his garment:
The Cosmic Fish from the Vettersfelde Treasure in Berlin Museum.
The fish represents the Primordial Waters, the first source of Gods in the act of creation [Nigredo, in Alchemy].
Raphael holds a fish from Tigris river, which gall he used to cure Tobit's eyes. This archangel is the angel of healing and nature.