Arcabucero Angel

In Peru, especially in Cuzco, La Paz, and Callao, there are a lot of paintings of angels with harquebuses, blunderbusses, and other weaponry. They are often portrayed as guardians of the Eucharist and the Sacraments.

Here’s a very beautiful example.

I’d love to see someone do an angel like this with modern weaponry.

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2 responses to “Arcabucero Angel

  1. Big, kick-tail Michael with an RPG? Or maybe just in standard grunt kit….Have to be impressive and masculine, anyways.

  2. AgnesRegina

    Love it. My grandmother who painted icons also reproduced a couple of these, and we have them at home. I think it’s an awesome idea — and yes, can we have a St. Michael as a Marine or SEAL or something epic like that?🙂

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