The Archangel Gabriel is a popular figure in Russian Orthodox iconography[1][2][3][4][5]. He is usually depicted wearing white or blue garments and holding a spear in his right hand[2]. In some icons, he may also be holding a mirror in his left hand[2]. The Archangel Gabriel is often associated with the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary, and may be depicted with a bouquet of lilies[5]. He is considered the leader of the heavenly hosts and was God's instrument to the Mother of God at the Annunciation[3].

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