Salterio secolo XIII

Typical musical instruments Brass Poplar and beech wood
Single artwork


Description by the artist

It is an object carved in two valves to which are applied bridges and metal keys. The sound is silvery and clear, a classic angelic instrument. Used in Sicily, it is depicted in some paintings in Syracuse.

Details and dimensions

Dimensions (cm): Height 50, Width 12, Depth 7
Weight (kg): 1.8
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

The Salterio takes us back to Arab Sicily (9th-11th century).

Photo: San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Palermo, view of the church of  and immediate cityscape, XIX century

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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