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Mystic marriage of St Catherine, Mattia Preti, Langue of Italy, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta
The chapel of the langue of Italy
is dedicated to St Catherine of Alexandria,
the patron saint of the Italian Knights.
The alter piece is a large oil painting by Mattia Preti
depicting the ‘Mystic marriage of St Catherine’.
It measures 4 metres high by 2.40 metres wide
and is surrounded by a marble frame bearing two gilt wooden angels.