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U funnu di lu mari

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Description by the artist

Colors and shapes that take inspiration from the magnificent seabed, in this place the central figure of a beautiful and sinuous  blue- haired mermaid takes the scene, as if overlooking a porthole that separates the two worlds, looks curious on the other side, as if to communicate with the viewer. Painting on ceramic with two fires. The plate goes through bisque firing, then glazed and painted and goes through glaze firing for the vitrification of glazes and colors.

Details and dimensions

Materials: Ceramic
Dimensions (cm): Width 38, Depth 38
Weight (kg): 2.070
Handcrafted in Sicily

The artwork in the Sicilian culture

By the Governance of Sicilian Artisan Foundation

U funnu di lu mari (Sicilian for The sea bed) is the title of this artwork. The Mediterranean Sea is the sea that bathes Sicily, an island that is located right in the middle of it and for this reason it has always been a coveted land for the control of the entire area. The Mermaids are mythological inhabitants of the Mare Nostrum (the name given by the Romans to the Mediterranean Sea) as much as the Nymphs are of the rivers of Sicily. Beautiful this seabed with octopuses, starfish and blue fish (typical of the Mediterranean for their bluish coloration).

(photo) Tabula Rogeriana, drawn by the Arab geographer al-Idrisi in 1154, for Roger II of Sicily. The mare Nostrum surrounds Sicilia

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