September 29th is Michaelmas day, the Feast of St Michael and All Angels. Michaelmas was one of the four quarter days of the financial, judicial and academic year.
In the Book of Revelation, St Michael leads God's armies in the defeat of Satan in the war against the rebel angels.
A beautiful bronze statue of St Michael the Archangel, the work of the Flemish sculptor Peter Anton von Verschaffelt (1710-93), crowns the Castel Sant' Angelo.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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