A 400-year-old painting has become a cynosure for internet users as it shows a mysterious gadget with a resemblance to that of iPhone in the hands of a native American.
The painting depicts Mr Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield and it’s a scene from the 17th century showing American settlers surrounded by natives.
But sitting in the foreground is one man sitting gazing at what appears to be an iPhone.
He is gripping the mystery object just as if it was a modern gadget.
The painting was created by Umberto Romano in 1937 and shows the founding of Springfield, Massachusetts. The smartphone-wielding native was first spotted by tech website Motherboard.
His discovery is sure to spark conspiracy theories as people desperately search for proof of time travel.
The painting has not been doctored, with the smartphone man appearing in the original on the website of the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.
The institution describes the scene of the settlers in colonial America.
Does this 300-year-old painting also show an iPhone?
Apple CEP Tim Cook recently said he spied a very early tech adopter holding an iPhone — in a 346-year-old painting.
The Apple CEO, who was attending the Start-Up Fest in Amsterdam in May 2016, said he was at the Rijksmuseum a day earlier when he noticed the generation -346 phone in Dutch master Pieter de Hooch’s classic, “Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House.”
“Do you happen to know, Tim, where and when the iPhone was invented?” former European Commissioner Neelis Kroes asked Cook during a question-and-answer session, CNBC reported.
“You know, I thought I knew until last night,” Cook replied.