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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

dogs underfoot: mosaics

By Daderot (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
The elegant hunt scene above is a Roman work from Homs, Syria dating circa 450-462 AD.  It's all too easy to see the same dog mosaics over and over and over again when doing online research, so I was happy to find this website with photos of examples I'd never seen.  Some show in vivid detail how the hunt plays out, which makes me muse afresh on what earlier civilizations found acceptable.  I personally would find it hard to enjoy my pork-stuffed dormice over a mosaic of a hare getting its head snapped off, but I suppose I am a soft barbarian.
Here's the link to the dogs again.
Here's some Roman recipes, with a different prep for dormice.
The website has some modern cat mosaics you may enjoy.

1 comment:

parlance said...

I always get a kind of shiver when I see beautiful animal art from so long ago. We humans are lucky to share the planet with other species.