11/15/2012 05:17 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Max Galuppo Dresses Up Like 16th Century Painting Doppleganger (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Just a few days ago Max Galuppo was just a regular student at Temple University with a proclivity toward tie-dyed t-shirts. Now he is en route to uncovering a possible family connection to a bona fide nobleman.

Galuppo recently rose to viral fame on a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art when his girlfriend pointed out his uncanny resemblance to "Portrait of a Nobleman with Dueling Gauntlet." Galuppo posted a picture of himself in front of the 16th century painting on Reddit and it wasn't long before Good Morning America asked the 20-year-old student to return to the scene. In costume.

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In the video below Galuppo dons a chic 16th century look — although we don't see a codpiece anywhere, which would really tie the whole outfit together. He says he plans to use to explore whether the man in the painting -- which was made near Florence, Italy -- is in any way related to his Italian grandfather's family.

Watch the interview below and stay tuned for more updates on this Vertigo-esque scenario.

Do you have an art doppleganger? Email us at with a picture of you and your long-lost painted twin!

For some inspiration, check out this collection of celebrities and their art dopplegangers, courtesy of a Worth1000 photo competition.

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