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Il crociato di Montalbano

Wall tile Terracotta

150,00

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

Materials: Terracotta
Dimensions (cm): Height 25
Handcrafted in Sicily

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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

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.
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