Stock No: 12601

A small, early 20th century figurine composed of pressed steel parts, of a Knight of St John in full armour with a paper label to the base for C Galdies Valletta. Based on the full sized suits of armour in the Grand Master's Palace in the centre of the old walled city of Valletta. Malta, early 20th century.

Notes: The Knights of St John were of the order of the Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem and were an early Catholic military order. They were based in Jerusalem until 1291, on the island of Rhodes from 1310 until 1522, in Malta from 1530 until 1798 and at Saint Petersburg from 1799 until 1801.

Width Height Depth
5 1116"
14.5 cms
15 1116"
40 cms
4 14"
11 cms

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