The first four aren’t that unusual; they line up pretty closely with the Biblical descriptions of cherubim and seraphim.
Ever wonder why most Bible stories with angels start out with the angel saying something to the effect of, “Okay, now don’t freak out…”?
IT’S BECAUSE THEY LOOK LIKE THAT.
and the fifth one is actually a Throne, which is technically an angel, but it’s the highest class of angels
Yep. Angels don’t look like humans with wings, folks.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in this day of battle.
Rennes, Bibliothèque municipale, 0034, detail of f. 088. Book of Hours (15th century)
Steal this kiss.
Laval, Bibliothèque municipale, 0011 (00403), detail of f. 0054. Recueil de Noël (1644)
Solesmes, Bibliothèque de l’abbaye Saint-Pierre, 018, f. 154v. Heures d’Ottobeuren, 16th century