Saint Michael Weighing Souls

Room 27
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Juan de la Abadía (the Elder)
Active in Huesca, 1469-1498
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The Archangel Saint Michael, aided by another angel, weights the souls, represented as a feminine figure that dresses in white robes and a naked man. The Saint holds the scale with his left hand and, with the spear that he wields in his right, he threatens the Devil that tries to cheat by tilting the spare to his favour. It’s probably the central panel from an altarpiece dedicated to Saint Michael.


Circa 1480-1495

127.7 x 76 x 6 cm

Plandiura Collection, purchased 1932

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This panel was probably the central compartment of an altarpiece dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel. It seems that it comes from the town of Liesa (Huesca).
Tempera, stucco reliefs, gold leaf and metal plate on wood
Century: 15th
Subject: Religion
Juan de la Abadía (el Vell) - Sant Miquel pesant les ànimes - Cap a 1480-1495
Sant Miquel pesant les ànimes