Very Good Condition. Item #CAT000715
Light chipping and wear on left margin where removed, slight browning. Depicts a Native American pair eating a (stylized) dinner of fish, maize, shellfish, deer meat, walnut, a tobacco pipe. From a painting by John White of inhabitants of what is now Virginia. They appear to be eating nixtamalized maize - though White was no doubt too busy giving the Native woman European features to ask what the preparation was. Europeans and suffered from widespread - and often horrific - pellagra epidemics for centuries. In the U.S. it persisted into the mid 20th century where there were an estimated 3 million cases and over 100k deaths - all prevented by soaking the maize in a lye preparation overnight as the native consumers of it knew well. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; History. Inventory No: CAT000715.