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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.

Details and dimensions

Dimensions (cm): Height 85, Width 60, Depth 6
Weight (kg): 3.3
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

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

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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