Wednesday, August 01, 2018


Footprints of an Angel

Nicholas Purcell, "The City of Rome," in Richard Jenkyns, ed., The Legacy of Rome: A New Appraisal (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1992), pp. 421-453 (at 432):
The Araceli, we may note, housed until the Counter Reformation another conspicuous example of this kind of cult—a statue base on which the marks of the feet of the statue were taken to be the footprints of the Archangel Michael and much venerated. The statue base in question was in fact dedicated to the goddess Isis.

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