Treasures of Malta No.10, Christmas 1997 Vol. IV No. 1


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The Magnificent Ferri Monstrance
Keith Sciberras describes a great work of art

National Museum of Fine Arts
Dominic Cutajar shows us round the Museum in South Street, Valletta

The Palace
Albert E Abela tours the Supreme Council Hall and the principal staterooms in the Palace, Valletta

The Gardens of Sir Alexander Ball
Anne Crosthwait and Michael Ellul re-discover some of the gardens established at the start of British rule

The Beheading Motif in 17th Century Art in Malta
Claire Chappatte discusses the reasons behind the frequent depiction of this form of martyrdom

The Gobelin Tapestries in the Grand Master’s Palace
Michael Shaw delves into the background of the beautiful Gobelin tapestries

The Language of Symbols
Nicholas de Piro examines the use of symbolism

The Superb Sacristies at St John’s Church
Joseph Galea-Naudi and Denise Micallef write about some wonderful woodwork

‘All the Bells of Heaven May Ring’
John Zammit listens to some of Malta’s bells

Saliba’s 16th Century Map of the Universe
A note based on research by the late Maurice Agius-Vadala’

16th Century Malta – A Centre for Armour Production?
Robert Attard asks whether 16th and 17th century Malta produced its own armour

An Attempt at Papyrus Production in 1785
William Zammit recalls an experiment to produce paper from papyrus stems

Stately Homes
Chris Grech writes the story of the family house in Mosta

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Weight 470.0000 g
Dimensions 29.7 × 21 cm
Pages 90
Year of publication

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