Thursday, September 30, 2010

QUESTION 351 : Sound, OK, Horn!

Right ho!
End of our first theme week!
Back to regular questions till Monday! :)
Btw, You can still go for the theme ( questions 350 a to f)

This one deals with a slightly different issue!

We see in this picture, a chappy who has a lot to do with a mango! :D (X)
When X came to India, he exchanged gifts with an Indian king. The gift he received from India was an animal.
He sent the animal back to Portugal to King Manuel I. Manuel sent it to the Pope. Sadly, it perished in a shipwreck off the coast of Italy.

Somebody described this never-seen-before animal to a certain German artist (Y). (Y) used the description given to him and produced one of his most famous works (Z, no picture here :P ) without even having seen the animal!



Id X, Y and Z


Siddarth Pai said...

X- Vasco Da Gama

Y-Durer9Alberscht Durer0

Z-Durer's Rhino

Siddarth Pai said...


x- alfonso de alberque
went to gujarat

not gama to pondi

Nagaratna said...

X - Alfonso [MANGO :D] de Albuquerque
Y - Albrecht Durer
Z - Durer's Rhinoceros

Nanda said...


Rohan said...

Y is Albrecht durer. So Z is Durer's woodcut of rhino and obviously the animal was a rhinoceros. No idea who X is.

Rohan said...

presumably X is Vasco da gama

Nerrad said...

X is vasco da gama, y is albert durer and z is the rhinocerous

churott said...

Y-Albreicht Durer
Z-indian rhino

niranjan said...

X- st.alphonse
Y- no clue :P

cupidcobra1 said...

X is Vasco Da Gama, Y is Albrecht Dürer and Z is Dürer's Rhinoceros. Knew the first picture which I had seen in my childhood days in a geography book. The rest I googled! But in wikipedia I find no mention of it being presented by Vasco Da Gama himself.