Roger II Seated Ruler Motif Wooden Art: Woodburned Art Replicated From The Norman Capella Palatina Palermo.Why? Because We Are All Royalty!

Roger II Seated Ruler Motif Wooden Art: Woodburned Art Replicated From The Norman Capella Palatina Palermo.Why? Because We Are All Royalty!


When Roger II, the Norman king of Sicily, built his famous Capella Palatina in Palermo he employed artists from Fatimid Egypt to paint his ceiling. The image we burned on wood here comes from a depiction of a medieval king from Roger's magnificent building. It can be used as wall décor, shelf art, or even a cheese plate if you really want to impress your guests with your knowledge of medieval history since we have used natural food safe waxes to finish its surface.

The piece pictured above is from a previous version of this art work. We will remake a similar piece for you using the same wood. Please keep in mind that all wood pieces, although closely same in color, differ from one another. However, we only choose the best looking pieces for our work. Let us know if you have any questions.

Technique: Pyrography
Material: Wood - Basswood
Dimensions: Approx. 9 x 11 inches; Depth 0.7 inches
Stain: n/a
Finish: Glaze (sides) Natural wax (surfaces)

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Reviews (1)


This is an exquisite piece! Handcrafted and accompanied by a description of Roger II and this design on the ceiling of the Capella Palatina in Palermo, the pyrograph's workmanship is superb. The historical context is deeply appreciated--and, as a trained medievalist, I can attest to its historical accuracy! Much recommended--very high quality.

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