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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:22 PM

Max Galuppo, Temple University Student, Finds His Twin In 16th Century Painting

If you're not one to find yourself in an art museum, would you change your mind if you actually found yourself in an art museum?

That's basically what Temple University student Max Galuppo, 20, did when he and his girlfriend Nikkie Curtis visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Nov. 11 and nearly walked past Galuppo's 16th century double, according to CNN.

"It was really weird. He goes to Temple so we'd been saying for a while we wanted to go to the art museum," Curtis told ABC News. "We went into the armor exhibit and he loved the helmets. 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.'"

Little is known about the painting, titled "Portrait of a Nobleman with Dueling Gauntlet," other than that it arrived as part of the John G. Johnson collection. Johnson was a renowned Philadelphia lawyer and avid collector of European paintings from the 15th through the 19th centuries. "Portrait of a Nobleman" is by an unknown artist and was possibly made in Emilia, Italy, according to the museum's website.


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UrbScotty Nov 2012 OP
Duer 157099 Nov 2012 #1
MADem Nov 2012 #2
chknltl Nov 2012 #3
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #4
MADem Dec 2012 #5

Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:36 PM

1. I dunno. I'm not seeing it.

Get him to dress like the guy in the painting and let's look again

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:46 PM

2. What's up w/the shorts on the dude in the painting?

Freaky resemblance--down to the facial hair!

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 09:04 PM

3. You can't blame him for not admitting ...

...To being the same guy in that painting. The fashion police still have a warrant out for that guy.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 11:05 PM

4. That's rather creepy.

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Response to Odin2005 (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:03 AM

5. It's the Power of DNA!

You can often see freaky resemblances down the years in a family...and what's odder still is when you find people of the same name but no obvious relation, who look the same...you've got to figure that they're related.

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