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Borgia Pope Did NOT Have a Painting of the Madonna Modeled on His Mistress, New Exhibit Suggests

Here’s a good one for fans of centuries-old gossip about dead people: A museum in Rome is hosting an exhibit that questions the scandalous centuries-old notion that a 15th century Vatican painting used a Borgia pope’s mistress as a model for the Madonna. Take that, you scurrilous rumor-mongers of the late 1400s!

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