Amazing Photo: Man finds ‘twin’ in 16th century painting

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A Philadelphia college student was strolling through the Philadelphia Museum of Art when his girlfriend noticed the most extraordinary thing–  a 16th century painting resembled her boyfriend.

As you can see, Max Galuppo, 20, looks strikingly like the man in the painting titled “Portrait of a Nobleman with Dueling  Gauntlet.”

“He was completely oblivious to it, and I walked past it and was like, ‘Do  you see this painting right now? It looks just like you,’” Nikki Curtis,Galuppo’s girlfriend told ABC News.

Curtis told the Philadelphia Inquirer that the chance discovery has  turned into “accidental genealogy project” for Galuppo.

“His father’s side of the family is actually from Florence, which is  less than 10 miles from this Emilia,” explained Curtis.

Little is known about the artwork, except that it was painted in Emilia, Italy, in 1562.

Strange, right?

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Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years, both in London and New York. She has done a daily gossip column on British newspaper the Daily Star where she interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and George Clooney to Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez. She also worked as the News Director of In Touch in New York for the past six years, before launching her own site www.celebzter.com, which aims to provide smart content for smart women.
Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years, both in London and New York. She has done a daily gossip column on British newspaper the Daily Star where she interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and George Clooney to Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez. She also worked as the News Director of In Touch in New York for the past six years, before launching her own site www.celebzter.com, which aims to provide smart content for smart women.
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