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. Previous episode:
PEACHES. WALL PAINTING
Peaches. Wall painting. Ercolano, I century b.C. National Archaeological Museum, Naples.
BREAD AND FIGS
Bread and figs. Wall painting. Ercolano, 79 b.C National Archaeological Museum, Naples.
MOSAIC WITH DONKEY
Marine scene with fish and shellfish. Copy of a Hellenistic mosaic carpet. Triclinium, House of the Faun, I century b.C. National Archaeological Museum, Naples.
Fresco from the House of Giulia Felice, still life. Vegetables.
FISH AND VEGETABLES
Still life of fish and vegetables in a chest. Mosaic, Roman artwork, 2nd century CE. From a villa at Tor Marancia.