09 January, 2016
Jesus Had A Helicopter!
This is an interesting 15th century French painting of the Madonna and child as it shows Jesus holding, what looks to be, a toy helicopter with a string pull.
The painting is said to have been completed in 1460, so surprising to see that it includes a helicopter type toy.
It is believed the Chinese had similar tops or toys around 400BC known as a bamboo-copter, bamboo dragonfly or, appropriately, a Chinese top. These were no doubt introduced to Europe at some time after that.
No idea as to the significance of including such a toy in a painting of Madonna and child but there's bound to be a wacky theory out there ... somewhere!
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