Archangel Raphael Desk Plaque
The Archangel Raphael Desk Plaque is a traditional religious icon that beautifully depicts the messenger of God, Raphael. The Archangel Raphael icon was originally produced by Mount Tabor Studios, a team of iconographers headed by Fr. Abbot Damian Higgins, who have collectively produced over 1,000 icons in the past 20 years. Many of the icons are painted using the traditional method of egg tempera and exhibit the influence of various schools, including Greek, Byzantine, and Russian iconography.
Icon Symbolism and Meaning
The semi-transparent orb held in the right hand with the christogram in the center conveys the role of the angel as a bodiless power under the rulership of Christ. The fish carried by Raphael is a reference to the angel’s involvement in the book of Tobit, where he repeatedly helps bring about God’s healing power in Tobias’ life using different anatomical parts of a fish.
Learn more about Fr. Damian and the Holy Transfiguration Monastery Monks of Mount Tabor here: http://www.holytransfigurationmonksofmounttabor.com/
Adorn a shelf, mantle, or bedside table with this beautiful, high-quality, glossy wood 4"x6" plaque which comes with an easel back and hanging hook. This durable plaque makes a lovely and economical gift for any occasion!