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Is the Mona Lisa hanging in Paris/Louvre the real one? There are "other versions" and copies that are well known. It was stolen in 1911 after all, as well as vandalized a couple of times. There have been several people who have had occasion to ask if the Louvre is displaying the real painting (whether for protection or that a thief made off with the original).

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    skeptics.SE, not conspiracy.SE... – DevSolar Apr 17 '18 at 14:48
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    Technically, there's a credible claim out there that it is the real Mona Lisa, and the post author can question it. This isn't a well-written question, but I think it could be edited until it was. @Shmuel why are you asking? – Ben Barden Apr 17 '18 at 14:55
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    Did my edits help? – JasonR Apr 17 '18 at 15:17
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    In the days before an image could be faithfully reproduced it wasn't uncommon for an artist to paint the same image multiple times, or even have their students make copies. If Da Vinci created multiple copies of the Mona Lisa which one qualifies as "the real one"? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mona_Lisa#Early_versions_and_copies – GordonM Apr 17 '18 at 16:48
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    @Shmuel: If the duplicate is "exact", how would anybody be able to tell it's a duplicate? – DevSolar Apr 17 '18 at 18:16

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