Rectangular plate depicting a Paladin of the Sicilian puppet opera. It is in Sicilian artistic ceramic, made and painted by hand.
In the hall of my parents' house, there was a Sicilian Pupo, a puppet from the Teatro dei Pupi that they had bought from a second-hand dealer in Palermo. In his shiny armor, he greeted me every time I came home. It depicted Orlando and my father had told me about his exploits when I was a child, so the fascinating stories of the Paladins of France had become part of my "fantasy world".