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STREET SHRINE: St Lawrence in Triq Santa Marija


Placed in a very modest niche on a corner house between Triq Santa Marija and Sqaq Santa Marija Nru 1, one finds this small stone statue of St Lawrence.

St Lawrence is the patron saint of Birgu, thus one could suggest that this statue was commissioned by a person who hailed from this harbour town which had strong ties with Zejtun.

Artistically the statue is not of great value although from a vernacular point of view it contributes to the collection of street shrines found in our town.  The statue seems to have been recently painted in the current polychromy.

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