Modern black and opaque white masculine Moor's head in Sicilian artistic ceramic. It is made and hand painted by the master potters of Caltagirone.
It measures 45 cm in height.
As a child, in the garden of my uncles' house in Palermo, to adorn 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.