"Strong man of God" is an angel who serves as a messenger from God. He is also known as Saint Gabriel. Garbed in silken brocade, he carries a cornucopia, which symbolizes the abundance of the earth, and he spills blossoms throughout the country. Young and commanding, the heavenly messenger represents a pure spirit created by God. He appeared to Mary, to tell her she would be the mother of Jesus. His feast day is September 29. Painted on wood panel with hand carved solid wood frame. 10 1/2" x 13 1/2" Titled "San Gabriel" in Spanish.