Gastronomy/Food in antiquity/Pomegranate mosaic, Tarragona

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One remaining pomegranate of the pattern of four from the decorative mosaic found in Tarragona, Spain.

pomegranates imitating short-lived roses

Martial 1.43.6

imitata brevis Punica grana rosas

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:2008.01.0506:book=1:poem=43