The Normans in Sicily
Islamicised Communities Before and After the Norman Conquest
'Everyday objects are evidence of the long-lasting relations between different Mediterranean regions.'
Everyday and funerary objects such as terracotta jars with funerary inscriptions, some of which are similar to certain North African pieces, whether produced by craftsmen based on the island or imported from North Africa or the Muslim areas of the Iberian peninsula, bear witness to the long-lasting relationships between different Mediterranean regions that managed to bridge the divide between two opposing worlds until well into the 14th century.

12th century
Zisa Museum
Palermo, Italy
Objects decorated with Arabic inscriptions, such as terracotta jars, are evidence of the presence of large kilns in the town.