Street Shrines: St John the Baptist in Triq il-Madonna tal-Bon Kunsill

St John the Baptist – Triq il-Madonna tal-Bon Kunsill

No 13 Triq il-Madonna tal-Bon Kunsill

This week’s street shrine is found on what used to be Xandru Farrugia’s house in Triq il-Madonna tal-Bon Kunsill.

A small stone statue situated in a very modest niche on the facade of No. 13, Triq il-Madonna tal-Bon Kunsill is surely the work of one of the Farrugias.  The sculptor Xandru Farrugia used to live in this house.  His son Giovanni was also a sculptor and have done a number of sculptural works in stone.

Stylistically, and the fact that the statue depicts St John the Baptist makes us believe that the statues is Giovanni’s work not his father’s.

The sea shell form of apse is almost identical in design to a similar apse on the niche of Our Lady of Mount Carmel featured last week.

Our Street Shrine collection will continue next week.

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