Bust of Medusa, in Sicilian artistic ceramic, made and hand painted by Master potters with mosaic effect and intertwining snakes on the head .
It stands out for the richness and originality of the decoration, Combined with the brilliance of colors and the velvety luminosity of the ceramic.
Measure cm 4 3 in height and 30 in width
Medusa is a figure from Greek mythology. She is one of the three Gorgons who had the power to petrify anyone who met their gaze. Medusa, however, was the only one of her sisters who was not immortal. She was beheaded by Perseus.
Mythology has always fascinated me. I studied the Greek one on Robert Graves' "Greek Myths", with its fantastic heroes but also characterized by very human strengths and weaknesses.
Sicily is steeped in Greek mythology and many mythological figures are born right here, such as those of Arethusa, Ciane, Daphnis, Erice, Galatea, Polyphemus. Fantastic and unreal stories that I loved hearing from my mother when I was a child and that I also told my children, to see the magical wonder in their eyes.