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The Archangel Raphael
6.75 x 6.25 inches

And did the Countenance Divine, Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here, Among these dark Satanic Mills?
-William Blake, from "Milton: Preface"

Raphael is one of the four named Archangels in scripture (Tobit 3:17). The name means "Healing of God". Tradition holds that Raphael was given the task of restoring the earth after the downfall of Lucifer and his angels. The Archangel is shown hard at work, planting an angelica bush. Behind him are the pottery kilns from Stoke-on-Trent, symbolizing the earth laid waste. Raphael carries an angelic staff and his other attribute, the wayfarer's bag. He is flanked by a Seraph and by Great Martyr George, subduing the dragon.

We suggest these glazes for this tile:
Transparent, Jade or Oxide