Pair of matte black and pure gold Moor's heads in Sicilian artistic ceramic They are topped and embellished with pine cones also finished in pure gold.
They stand out for the beauty of their faces and details, combined with the brilliance of pure gold and the silkiness of ceramic.
They measure 50 cm in height.
As a child, in the garden of my uncles' house in Palermo, to decorate the entrance to the avenue covered with grape pergolas, there were succulent plants that came out of red terracotta pots, in the shape of a Moor's Head. Every time I passed by, I looked at them with a mixture of restlessness and fascination. It seemed to me that a form of life had crystallized in those strange objects and that at any moment the Moor's Head could come alive and talk.