The Vatican’s chief restorer of Michelangelo’s frescoes may have discovered a self-portrait of Michelangelo. The face of a man in Michelangelo’s fresco “The Crucifixion of St. Peter” could be Michelangelo’s. If true, it would be the only distinct self-portrait of Michelangelo.
According to art historians the face looks similar to paintings other artists did of Michelangelo. Further evidence is the man’s turban, which looks like those which artists of the period wore to protect themselves from dust.