The first Western depictions of Native Americans
Published on May 13th, 2013 | by Admin1
The painting, by the Renaissance master Pinturicchio, was finished in 1494, just two years after Christopher Columbus first set foot in the New World.
The naked men, who appear to be dancing, were spotted by a restorer, Maria Pustka, as she removed centuries of grime.
Story: Nick Squires, The Telegraph | Photo: Musei Vaticani