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Pigna in Artistic Ceramic of Caltagirone, H 11 cm

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TherePine coneMade and hand painted inArtistic ceramics of CaltagironeIt has ancient origins.

Pine fruit, forever and in different civilizations has enclosed itself iSymbolic meaningsof vital force, immortality, divinity, linked to the tree that generates it, together with those of fertility and regenerative force for the seeds it contains.
Assumed as a symbol of the mountain, a residence of the gods, we find it, already in remote times, in the Mediterranean area to represent divinity; And if in the iconographic tradition of the Far East, especially Indiana, it stands at the epice of the tree of life, in the Greek one is at the top of the Tyrso, the Dyoniso stick, God linked to the mysteries of death and rebirth, regeneration and of the resurrection.

These values ​​left obvious signs inSicily: the pine cone not only is often found onGates pillarsEntrance, but is used asornamentor yet asornamental elementof the four edges in the iron beds in the iron of nineteenth-century flavor.