The Collection
Maltese 18th Century Silver Reliquary
Prominent amongst the collection of ecclesiastical silver, is the Rococo period Reliquary on display in the chapel. Its design centres around an oval glazed relic box which is intended to hold a fragm...
Icon of the Virgin Eleousa
This icon of the Virgin and Child is of the traditional Eleousa type, also known as the Virgin of Tenderness or Mercy. The iconography of the Eleousa usually depicts the faces of the Virgin and Child ...
Calabrian School, 16th Century Style, Holy Family with Saints
This icon is painted in oils on panel. It was first attributed to a 16th century Calabrian School by John Cauchi in the first published catalogue of this collection (J.A. Cauchi, Catalogue of Painting...
Metal Icon Pendant of the Nativity
Metal icons were popular in the 18th and 19th century, and are largely associated with the Old Believers, a conservative sect of Russian Orthodox Christians. These icons were portable and durable, wit...
Figures in Ecclesiastical Costume
Naively painted and of greater documentary value rather than artistic merit, this painting probably dates to the late 18th century. The artist is unknown, however, the costumed figures appear to relat...
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