Friday, May 03, 2013

American Indians Found in Obscure 15th Century Vatican Fresco

From the Christian Science Monitor:

"The discovery was made by restoration experts who were cleaning a large fresco painted by

The figures are men who seem to be dancing and are naked except for exotic-looking feather headdresses. One appears to have a Mohican-style haircut.  

Pinturicchio created the work, which shows Jesus' Resurrection, in 1494, just a year after Columbus returned from his first journey of discovery across the Atlantic." Once they had removed layers of dirt, they noticed a group of tiny figures, almost in the middle of the painting.
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