U piscaturi catanese
Description by the artist
U piscaturi catanisi (Sicilian for The fisherman from Catania), on the pier, with Etna behind him. Classic Sicilian frame drum, diameter 40 cm, with rattles composed of 7 fire-hardened natural tin plates, diameter 6 cm each. Beech wood frame colored chestnut. White natural kid leather tanned by hand. Representation made by Seby Garofalo and hand made with charcoal and graphite, treated with egg white.
The artwork in the Sicilian culture
A typical scene of eastern Sicily, the one dominated by the silhouette of the volcano Etna that with its 3300 meters can be seen from almost all Sicily. A fisherman sets up his fishing net. A dog and a cat nearby, a fishing boat moving away and another Sicilian fishing on the pier.
(photo) Catania fishmarket in late 1800