Dining is a social event and often has purposes beyond simply satisfying hunger and quenching thirst. It can be used to mark festivals or events, to demonstrate the wealth, power and good taste of the host and to create a sense of identity within social groups. A dining event may involve people other than the guests and their host and may include activities such as conversation, games, formal speeches or rituals, music and other entertainments.
Nebamun feastSee more See more: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=119660&partId=1&people=99952&object=19796&page=1
Athenian symposiumSee more See more: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details/collection_image_gallery.aspx?assetId=277187&objectId=399223&partId=1#more-views
Ashurbanipal diningSee more See more: /images/uploads/classroom/Ashurbanipal_dining.jpg
Courtauld bagSee more See more: http://www.courtauld.ac.uk/GALLERY/exhibitions/2014/Court-and-Craft/details-descriptions/index.shtml
Japanese partySee more See more: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collection_online/collection_object_details.aspx?objectId=780078&partId=1&searchText=royal+banquet&images=true&&&&&&&&&&&&&people=&place=&from=ad&fromDate=&to=ad&toDate=&object=&subject=&matcult=&technique=&school=&material=ðname=&ware=&escape=&bibliography=&citation=&museumno=&catalogueOnly=&view=&page=1
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