A larger image of Archangel Michael, Nubia. Mural from the Cathedral in Faras, Sudan
Archangel Michael drawing a sword, Faras. (Second half of the 10th century)
The sword is referenced as figure 182 in The military technology of classical Islam by D Nicolle
182. Fresco from Faras Cathedral, Archangel Michael, late 8th century AD, Nubian, Polish National Museum, Warsaw (Michal).
K. Michalowski, Faras, Die Kathedrale aus dem Wüstensand, (Zurich 1967).