Cesto Con Fichi
Code: 2 L A
The fresco comes from a beautiful villa of otium in Oplontis.
Here we can see, in particular, a lovely representation of a still life with a basket of figs. It is a very realistic view.
The figs, known since ancient times and greatly appreciated by the ancient Greeks and Romans,
are the fruit of a plant native to the Middle East. We notice a variety among those of green shade and those instead more bluish. They were preferred because they could be dried or kept longer without rotting.
Furthermore, they completed the feeding of the lower classes, and they also served as a condiment for their high sugary value.