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BOTANICAL COLLECTION

POMEGRANATE

PUNICA GRANATUM

The pomegranate has been known to man since time immemorial; references to it are found from the time of the ancient Egyptians and the Babylonians.   Both the fruits and the flowers are frequently portrayed in ancient Middle Eastern art, and many of the myths of the Mediterranean world revolve around it.   It was widely regarded as a symbol of fertility, possibly because of the large number of seeds contained in the fruit.   The Phoenicians took it from western Asia to Carthage, where the Romans first became acquainted with it, where their namepunicum malum for the fruit and punica arbor for the tree .

(our painting on this basket is after Redoute's illustrations)

Papier Mache Basket.The background color is mottled hunters green and measures:11"X7 1/4"X11 1/2"H.


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