Description by the artist
Taken from a famous Greek sculpture, the instrument was attributed to the god Apollon and always accompanied the singing of poets. We find it depicted in numerous Greek vases in Sicily.
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
The instrument takes us back 2500 years, to the Sicily of the Siceliotes (the Greeks of Sicily). The Sicily of the powerful Syracuse, the queen of the Mediterranean in the fifth century BC. The Sicily of the symposia, of the feasts in honor of Zeus and company, of the Temples.
Photo: Syracuse, Northern side of the cathedral with severalDoriccolumnsvisiblebelow the Norman crenelations