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Madonna, Saint Giovannino and UFOs ? 
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All this great stuff came from Jim Klotz
Thankxz Jim!
And the Images From: Madona UFO at http://www.evansville.net/~slk/Painting.htm

 

This is the Painting of the Madonna and Saint Giovannino
             by Domenico Ghirlandaio


The folkore sourounding this is the idea that the image in the background that is being pointed to is a UFO. Is it ?
The painting in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, attributed
to the 15th Century school of Filippo Lippi.  If you look in the
upper right section of the painting you can see a man and dog
that are apparently looking at something in the sky! See the  picture below for a blow-up of upper right section.

The painting you mention is indeed among the paintings
hanging in the Palazzo Vecchio, in Florence, Italy.  

Specifically, it is in the Loeser Collection and was
painted by  Domenico Ghirlandaio.  A small reproduction
of the painting appeas on page 17 of "The UFO Phenomenon"
volume of the Tim-Life Books, Inc. Series "Mysteries of the Unknown." They credit their reproducion of the painting
to "Scala, Florence." The museum is at piazza della Signoria, 
1  Phone number 055/2768325.

Couldn't find that particular one on-line, but a web search
revealed the following:

Jim

About the artist:
Domenico Ghirlandaio
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http://www.comune.firenze.it/servizi_pubblici/arte/musei/eng/a.htm

 http://cgfa.kelloggcreek.com/ghirlandaio/ghirlandaio_bio.htm

 

 

Below are a few more samples from a great page by Matthew Hurley
For More Great Images of UFOs in Paintings go to
Ancient paintings and UFO's by Matthew Hurley

 

 This tapestry was created in the 14th century, depicting the life of Mary. A saucer shaped UFO can be clearly seen inboth tapestries. This one on the  is located in the
French Basillica of Beaume.
 This fresco is entitled "The crucifixion" and was painted in 1350. It is located at the Visoki Dicani Monestary in Kosovo, Yugoslavia
 This image is by flemish artist Aert De Gelder and is entitled "The Baptism of Christ" It was painted in 1710 and hangs in the Fitzwilliam Musuem , Cambridge. A disk shaped object is shining beams of light down on John the
Baptist and Jesus.

 


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