Vitruvian Man heads to Paris, despite court battle

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Leonardo da Vinci’s famous Vitruvian Man is bound for Paris, despite an attempt to ban it from leaving Italy.

The 500-year-old drawing was set to be transported to the Louvre, for an exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death.

Previously, an Italian court had suspended the planned loan, after non-profit group: ‘Italia Nostra’ – ‘Our Italy’ argued that the piece was too fragile to travel.

However, yesterday, judges decided that the rare public display could go ahead.

The iconic drawing is usually kept in a climate-controlled room in the Accademia Gallery in Venice.

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