Twilight Sparkle descending from the clouds in an angelic pose holding the Staff of Sacanas looks really familiar. My instinct is it's a reference to an old painting.

Where is it from?


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This image seems like a rendition of The Archangel Michael Descending From Heaven (To Do Battle With The Dragon), in this instance depicted by Francesco Maffei.

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St Raphael Descending from Heaven, in this instance depicted by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

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Variations of these poses are seen across Western art where they're often mistaken (or conflated with) images of Christ on the Cross.

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