[Sca-cooks] another turkey picture?
t.d.decker at att.net
Mon Feb 27 06:25:00 PST 2012
> Looks like turkeys. At this time the New World had been open for 90+ years
> so it is possible.
I would say "most likely" rather than possible. Turkeys were being farmed
over 30 years before this painting and their price was lower than any large
bird in Europe.
> Also in front of the conceptual turkeys is a long gourd and a basket and
> between them is a greenish something. Bell pepper or small squash?
I would say neither. The stem doesn't show the stellate shape of a New
World cucurbit and it is longer than you would get on a pepper. It might be
a small gourd, but I'm more inclined toward guessing a small melon. The
reproduction isn't fine enough to be definitive.
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