Magnificent Sicilian Moor's Head with black face, royal crown, green and yellow decoration and pure gold details. 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 the details, combined with the brilliance of the colors and the velvety brightness of the ceramic.
It measures 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 succulents that came out of pots in red terracotta, 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.