Today, the skull of a women rumored to be the model for Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa may have been unearthed. A “female-sized” skull was discovered in the burial grounds under the St. Ursula convent in Florence on May 19. Researchers are searching for the bones of Lisa Gherardini Del Giocondo, the wife of a rich Italian silk merchant who has long been rumoured as the famous painting’s muse.
“We don’t know yet if the bones belong to one single skeleton or more than one,” controversial art sleuth Silvano Vinceti, who is in charge of the dig, told the Austrian Times.
“But this confirms our hypothesis that in St. Ursula convent there are still human bones, and we cannot exclude that among them there are bones belonging to Lisa Gherardini.”
Edited From Toronto Star