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Adoration of the Magi - By Leonardo

The Adoration of the Magi

Leonardo da Vinci's Adoration of the Magi was an unfinished depiction of Mary and her child - Jesus Christ - in the presence of the Magi.

Painted between 1481, Leonardo's Adoration of the Magi was eventually purchased by Ezio Auditore da Firenze and placed in the gallery at the Villa Auditore.[1] The painting was later lost during the Papal attack on Monteriggioni, led by the Templar Cesare Borgia.[2]

Six years after the attack on Monteriggioni, in 1506, Ezio Auditore - whilst looking for a kidnapped Leonardo - learned that the Adoration of the Magi held part of a map identifying the location of the Temple of Pythagoras, and that the painting was on display in the Castel Sant'Angelo.[3]

With the help of his sister Claudia's courtesans, Ezio managed to mark and reclaim the painting.[3]

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