Roman seafood mosaic
Roman seafood mosaic. Mosaics consist of small pieces of coloured glass or stone, used to form an image or pattern on a floor or wall. This marine fauna mosaic is from the House of the Faun, in Pompeii, Italy, and accurately depicts over twenty forms of fish, shellfish and eels. At centre, an octopus attacks a lobster. Surrounding them are dogfish, morays, sea basses, sea breams, mullets, and electric rays. This mosaic is displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Naples, Italy.
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Netting sheds, Lowestoft AA98_12838
Lowestoft, Suffolk. Interior view of stored nets in netting sheds at Shoals Yard. Fishing nets were an essential tool for the fisherman and required considerable maintenance. After each fishing trip, nets had to be laid out to dry and any tears mended. They also had to be washed regularly using a solution traditionally made of oak or birch bark to reduce damage from sea salt. They were then stored in special netting sheds. Photographed by Hallam Ashley in September 1968.
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Bill Harvey inspecting fishing nets, Porthgwarra, Cornwall. June 1903
"Is it worth mending?" Bill Harvey inspecting fishing nets surrounded by lobster pots in front of a thatched cottage at Porthgwarra. He was aged 58 when the photograph was taken. Bill is dressed in rubber boots and corduroy trousers, a knitted fisherman's gansy and checked cap smoking his pipe. Photographer: Herbert Hughes.
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