Treasures Of Malta No. 70, Christmas 1997, Vol IV No 1

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Treasures of Malta is a magazine of art and culture that is issued three times a year and deals with heritage ‘in the widest sense of the word’. The magazine features a variety of articles that encompass all aspects of the visual arts, antiquities, history, auctions, exhibitions, cultural events and much more

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Contents: 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. Softcover. Donated by FPM

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