Author: Mgr Dr Edgar Vella and Amy Sciberras

The Metropolitan Cathedral museum houses one of the most important collections of late medieval panel paintings in Malta. Unfortunately, during the past centuries, many such panels, scattered in various local churches and rural chapels, were lost due to neglect or vandalism. During cleaning of the oxidised varnish. Photo: Amy Sciberras The old medieval Mdina cathedral was embellished with a remarkable amount of these archaic panels which were venerated on the various altars and in the chapels within this venerable holy edifice. Pride of place is predominantly reserved to the polyptych of St Paul. The earthquake of 1693 was instrumental for…

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