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8 Intriguing Facts About the Mona Lisa

Learn more about the history of the enigmatic portrait.

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It may be unfinished.

raphael's sketch of the mona lisa
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It was once believed to be a self-portrait.

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It once hung in Napoleon’s bedroom.

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It was stolen in 1911.

Pablo Picasso was one of the suspects in the theft. 

It has been attacked multiple times. 

It came to America at the request of Jackie Kennedy.

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It has the highest known insurance valuation in art history.