Art historian Silvano Vinceti, silhouetted, gestures as a photo showing a detail of the eyes of Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" painting is projected in background, during a press conference, in Rome, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011. Vinceti says the main influence and model for the "Mona Lisa" was a male apprentice of Leonardo da Vinci, Gian Giacomo Caprotti, known as Salai, who worked with Leonardo for years starting in 1490.

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