Michelangelo Easter Egg - Michelangelo's Self Portrait in Last Judgment
From 1534-41 Michelangelo painted "The Last Judgment" on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in Rome. Just to the lower right of Christ, near His left foot, is Bartholomew holding a streched out human skin to symbolize his martyrdom. Michelangelo painted his own face into this skin--It is well hidden to the casual observer.
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