Moor's head prickly pears

Moor's head prickly pears

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Female Moor's head with prickly pears and crown with Sicilian cart wheels. It is made and hand painted by the master potters of Caltagirone. It stands out for the richness and originality of the decoration, for the beauty of the face and details, combined with the brilliance of the colors and the velvety luminosity of the ceramic.

It measures 48 cm in height

My emotion:

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.