Extraordinary and unique piece, this female Moorish Head has been realised in 2017 by artist Antonio Forlin, well known for its unmistakable use of colours, a mix of Sicilian tradition and Spanish pictorial influence. Don Corleone Objects is the brand he presents to the public, in his shop in Taormina and beyond: his creations are famous for the explosion of colours, the irony and the contemporary approach combined with tradition.
The Moorish Heads are a very traditional piece of Sicilian pottery. They can represent young Moors or beautiful young women. You can often see them displayed on balconies or terraces all over the island, used as vases or decorative objects inside the houses. Their origin dates back to the time Sicily was dominated by the Moors and is told by a legend.
If you wish to know more about it, you can check our article Sicilian Tales. Love and revenge in the legend of the Moorish Heads.
Height 47 cm*This product is fully manufactured with artisanal processes. Each piece is an individual and unique artwork. Small imperfections or colours variations may be intentionally left by the artist and are the result of handicraft work.