Ceramiche di Sicilia 14.5” Round Serving/Wall Platter with Fishermen Off the Coast of Marsala
We love the depiction of fishing on this platter and its details, like the glorious Felucca, the boat traditionally used by Sicilian fishermen. Actually, it is more likely to be a Luzzu, the traditional Maltese fishing boat with eyes on the bow. These eyes are a leftover of Phonecian rule.
They are the Eyes of Horus or Osiris. The houses in the background are much like the houses of the town of Marsala in Trapani. Such details on this platter reveal so much about the rich history of Sicily and its surrounding islands.
This platter was handmade in Baucina, a small town outside Palermo, Sicily, Italy. The inspiration from the famed artisan De Simone is evident in the beautiful work. You can see it in this stunning platter.
Indeed, fishing is a major part of the cultural economy of the island. Much of it is done by fishermen working in small groups. At 14.5″ in diameter, this platter is food safe and wired for hanging as wall decor.
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