So…the Mona Lisa ISN'T a portrait of Leonardo da Vinci's "male lover"???
On Tuesday, Italian researchers began the process of locating the remains of Lisa Gherardini, a woman who MAY have been the model for the Mona Lisa.
According to a recently found death certificate, Gherardini died on July 15, 1542 and was buried in the Convent of St. Ursula in central Florence.
Art Historian Silvano Vinceti, who's heading up this project, says that they'll begin digging at the convent later this month.
Exciting stuff! Would def be cool if they were able to figure out the identity of the Mona Lisa once and for all.
Do U think Lisa Gherardini could be the Mona Lisa? Or do U still think it's Leo's "male lover"?
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