thegetty : Peacocks were imported into Rome and bred there as exotic pets, sacred animals, and extravagant delicacies (especially the tongues!).

thegetty:

Peacocks were imported into Rome and bred there as exotic pets, sacred animals, and extravagant delicacies (especially the tongues!). 

They represented immortality, and were often a status symbol. Painted on the wall, this peacock keeps watch over a garden.


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