Top 6 mosaics and paintings of food from the past

Do the aesthetic boundaries of food stop at the borders of the plate? Take a look at our personal top 6 mosaics and paintings of food, drinks and beverages from the past.

We gathered a collection of beautiful mosaics, wall paintings and frescos from the past related to the culinary culture of our ancestors.

1. Leftovers

Leftovers

Decorated mosaic floor II century a.c. Vigna Lupi. Roman copy of the Sosos Mosaic. Pergamon, II century bC. Vatican Museums, Rome.

2. Argentum potorium

Argentum potorium

Wall painting of a silver service for drinks. Tomb of Vestorio Prisco, 75 a.C. Excavations of Pompeii, Naples.

3. Containers for fruit

Wall painting. Pompeii, House of Giulia Felice, 79 b.C. National Archaeological Museum, Naples.

4. Fishes and squid

Wall painting. Vesuvius Area, 79 b.C. National Archaeological Museum, Naples.

5. Vegetables with radishes, carrots and turnips

Wall painting. Pompeii, House of Giulia Felice, 79 bC National Archaeological Museum, Naples.

6. Eggs, game, fruit and tableware

Eggs, game, fruit and tableware

Wall painting. Pompeii, House of Giulia Felice, 79 b.C National Archaeological Museum, Naples.

Sources

crossdinner.com

beniculturali.it — Cibi e sapori nella società romana

blog.elica.it — E poi dicono che la cultura non si può mangiare…

it.wikipedia.org — Museo del mosaico

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