FILE PHOTO: A employee installs a 17th century copy of the portray Mona Lisa earlier than its public sale at Sotheby’s public sale home in Paris, France, November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron/File Photograph

PARIS (Reuters) – A 17th-century copy of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa” was offered on Tuesday at Sotheby’s public sale home in Paris for 552,500 euros ($611,950), rather more than the preliminary valuation of 70,000-90,000 euros.

The Mona Lisa itself, on which da Vinci started work in 1503, has hung on the Louvre Museum in Paris for greater than 200 years. It’s thought to depict Lisa Gherardini, the spouse of a Florentine silk service provider, Francesco Giocondo….

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