UFO in medieval art
“The Baptism of Christ” - Fitzwilliam Musuem, Cambridge, England
Painted in 1710 by Flemish artist Aert De Gelder
depicts a classic, hovering, silvery, saucer shaped UFO
shining beams of light down on John the Baptist and Jesus.
Images (a), (b) and (c) – “The Crucifixion” can be found above the altar at the Visoki Decani Monestary in Kosovo, Yugoslavia and it was painted in 1350. On either side of Jesus are a pair of Jetsons like skycars, one chasing the other. The pilots apparently working controls. The leading craft is decorated with two twinkling stars, one reminiscent of national insignia on modern aircraft.
“The Madonna with Saint Giovannino”
Above Mary’s left shoulder is a shining, or glowing, disk shaped object.
A man and his dog can clearly be seen looking up at the floating object in the composite below.
Painted in the 15th century, Palazzo Vecchio lists the artist as unknown
painted by Carlo Crivelli in 1486
on display in the National Gallery in London.
A familiar disk shaped object is shining a beam of light
through the house wall and down onto the top of Mary’s head. Much activity is going on in this painting, besides people pointing.
17th Century fresco depicting the Crucifixion of Christ,
located in the Svetishoveli Cathedral in Mtskheta, Georgia.
Notice the two saucer shaped objects on either side of Christ
– complete with stylized flames, blasting off in either direction.
Image from the French book “Le Livre Des Bonnes Moeurs” by Jacques Legrand, 1338 (left).
Sphere resembles a Montgolfiere (French for baloon) but there were no balloons 14th centurey France.
Notice also: several daylight stars, the monstrous faces in the rocks and the men are offering seeds.
“The Miracle of the Snow” – by Masolino Da Panicale circa 1400
(right) from Florence, Italy ~ in the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, depicting Jesus and Mary on very non vaporous “lenticular clouds” (flat and circular), or accompanied by an armada of flying saucers stretching beyond the horizon.
“Summer’s Triumph” – tapestry created in Bruges, in 1538 – Bayerisches National Museum.
Several disc shaped objects are clearly depicted in the sky, near the top of the tapestry.
The inclusion of “hat ships” in this work may have been a shrewd political move designed to sway local opinion, by connecting UFOs to the current rulers and therefore claiming divine intervention in their ascent to power.
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