Originally posted by Char-Lee
I like all the temples in the old pictures hanging out in the sky.
Both are two tapestries were created in the 15th century and are located at the French Basillica Notre-Dame in Beaune, Bourgogne.
Hat shaped objects can be clearly seen in both tapestries which depict the life of Mary. The second tapestry is entitled "The Magnificat" and the
first tapestry's title is unknown.
This "UFO" can also be seen in the "Summer's Triumph" tapestry, created in Bruges, 1538, and located at the Bayerisches National Museum:
These tapestries and their odd "UFOs" have been extensively discussed here, on ATS, many times:
Christian art work reveals the truth...
UFO's in history
An Extra-Terrestrial Timeline
Ancient Astronaut Theory: The New, Oldest, and Only TRUE Religion
Ancient Anomalies and Aliens - Part 1: Art
...all of these thread offered at the time no explanation, leaving it as for "UFOs".
I've found on the Net alternative explanations, like "floating hats", "islands", "clouds".... But the most plausible and logical explanation so far
IMO came from ATS member "Maroboduus" in its thread called "Debunking "UFO's" in Biblical
created three months ago.
Let's quote him:
Originally posted by Maroboduus
This is a tapestry titled La Vie De La Vierge. Of key importance is the fact that it hangs in a church in Beaune, France. Also of key importance is
that it was commissioned by Cardinal Jean Rolin.
The city in the background is Beaune, which was Jean Rolin's diocese at the time he commissioned this tapestry (he later moved to another diocese).
It was a common artistic practice at that time to signify ownership of a city or castle by portraying a possession associated with the owner in the
sky directly above that city or castle, in close proximity to it.
Hmmm, i wonder what symbol was associated with Cardinal Jean Rolin, the guy who commissioned the painting and oversaw that particular diocese depicted
in the background?
If only there was another painting of him which would let us know....
Hey look! There's a hat floating above him!
So, it was common to symbolize ownership by portraying something associated with the owner in the sky above the area in question, and Rolin was
apparently associated with his ecclesiastical hat.
Let's look at the original painting again:
Three diocese, as symbolized by the three different flags which depict the heraldry of whoever "rules/owns" that diocese.
Floating above each diocese/heraldry.... a floating ecclesiastical hat, signifying the ownership of that diocese by the family represented in the
heraldry beside it:
As I live in France, I guess that it could be easier for me to ask for confirmation (or not) at the dedicated diocese, if anybody is
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