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  Aroid art.
From: ju-bo at msn.com (Julius Boos) on 2007.08.25 at 06:19:56(16162)
Dear Fellow Aroidophiles,

Check this issue (Sept. 2007) of "Smithsonian" magazine, as there is a photo
of a painting on pg. 79 which depicts some aroids!
Some of you may recall a note I posted some time ago (or I may have sent it
only to those of "us" who are collectors of or interested in art depicting
aroids), anyway it was about a reproduction of a painting in a book I own
("The Body", by Edward Lucie-Smith), the painting is by the Dutchman Albert
Van Der Eeckhout (Active 1637-1664), and it depicts a native woman in Brazil
holding a human forarm, and she carries a basket held by a 'tump line', it
contains the lower leg and foot of a human. This picture is shown in this
issue of Smithsonian!!!

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