Wooden Angels, Archangels and Saints

Wooden Angels, Archangels and Saints

We continue with the repetition theme.

The Guatemalan Catholic iconography is rich in colors and shapes, like everything else in Guatemala. In the picture above, you can find wooden angels, archangels and saints. But which ones? Can you help identify the saints, angel and archangels in the picture?

By the way, an archangel is an angel of high rank. In traditional Christian angelology, a being of the eighth order of the ninefold celestial hierarchy. (source: Mac OS X built-in dictionary). Boy, I am glad to know about ninefold and the eighth order. 😉

Now, did you know many of these Guatemalan wooden figures are considered art and are highly sought after by collectors the world over? If you don’t believe, stop by El Curandero Gallery to see some of the fine art figures they have for sale.

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  • San Miguel is the only one I can be certain of…

    • San Mark, if I may call you that, I would have thought that you being a saint and all, would know the names of all the saints and angels. What’s up? XD

  • Catherine from Oregon

    I see Hermano Pedro with the bell, and St. Michael with the sword – he’s the big kahuna as far as archangels go if I remember my catholicism…

  • catherine from Oregon

    Rudy,
    I always thought of Gabriel as “just the messenger” and Michael as they slayer of Satan… personally I am a Unitarian now – but I will still pick the guy with the sword in a fight!