Il crociato di Montalbano
Description by the artist
We are in Montalbano Elicona, in the twelfth century, in the Sicily of the Normans, and this is a crusader (Il crociato in Italian) of King Roger II, with spear, shield and helmet.
Details and dimensions
Dimensions (cm): Height 25
Handcrafted in Sicily
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation
Montalbano Elicona is a splendid medieval village, almost intact since the 12th century, in the northern part of Sicily. There is a beautiful castle, ancient churches, a fascinating series of stone streets that take you back to past centuries and a wonderful view of the Aeolian Islands. And then, there is a very tasty and renowned provola cheese!
Photo A Sicilian, 1940
“Art is my voice… and my silence. It's all that I experience, my emotions, my way of viewing the world: it’s me. It is with art that I can truly express myself without fear of being judged”
The Governance also suggests
The objective of the Governance is both to safeguard the traditions and ancient crafts of the people of Sicily, and to sustain economically the Artisans and the Artists, both the real ethno-anthropologists of the country.