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Title: The tapestries at St John's Conventual Church : spirituality and exuberance
Authors: de Giorgio, Cynthia
Keywords: St John’s Co-Cathedral (Valletta, Malta) -- Antiquities
Tapestry -- Malta -- History -- Knights of Malta, 1530-1798
Spirituality in art
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: University of Malta. International Institute for Baroque Studies
Citation: de Giorgio, C. (2015). The tapestries at St John's Conventual Church : spirituality and exuberance. Journal of Baroque Studies, 1(3), 53-60.
Abstract: When the Aragonese Grand Master Ramon y Perellos ordered the set of tapestries for the Knights Conventual Church, he intended to convey the supremacy of the Catholic faith in whose name the knights had battled for centuries and the exuberance of his reign for which he would be remembered. Being the newly elected Grand Master in 1697, he was obliged according to the statues of the Order to give a gift called a 'gioia' within the first five years of his magistracy. Together with this set, he also ordered another set Tenture des Indes for the Grand
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