Asparagus, Roman Mosaic

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Mark Cartwright
published on 06 May 2014

A Roman floor mosaic dating to between 350 and 375 CE and depicting asparagus. Food was a popular subject in mosaics throughout the Roman period. Provenance: Toragnola, Rome. (Vatican Museums, Rome).

About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at AHE.

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APA Style

Cartwright, M. (2014, May 06). Asparagus, Roman Mosaic. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from

Chicago Style

Cartwright, Mark. "Asparagus, Roman Mosaic." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 06, 2014.

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Cartwright, Mark. "Asparagus, Roman Mosaic." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 06 May 2014. Web. 22 Apr 2019.

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