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Caravaggio’s “Nativity with St. Francis and St. Lawrence”
Caravaggio Nativty
After restoration of physical damages

Origin

Caravaggio

Type

Painting

Effects

Protects children, animals, the weak and benevolent

Downsides

Will further extant corruption

Activation

Presence of applicable subjects

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Salico-84C

Aisle

803327-2866

Shelf

947171-5676-700

Date of Collection

November 12, 2009

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OriginEdit

Also known as “The Adoration”, Caravaggio painted the piece in the early 1600s. It shows the saints Francis of Assisi, regarded as patron saint of animals and all environmental matters, and Lawrence of Rome, who submitted to being roasted alive by his captors while remaining gleeful among the elders. It hung in the Oratorio di San Lorenzo in Palermo, Sicily for three centuries until thieves stole it. Measuring almost six square meters, the canvas had to be cut from the frame to remove it. Many conservationists have pointed at elements in the Mafia for its disappearance; several informants believe they knew where the painting was before it was sold on the black market or damaged by improper care. Whatever the case, its estimated to be worth $20 million through official channels and has remained one of the most notorious unsolved art crimes.

EffectsEdit

Activates in the direct presence of animals, children, the sick, elders and benevolent. Grants them each their own personal protection wherever they go, providing spiritual energization and preventing physical harm. After its theft and injuries, it has also been noted to worsen negative aspects such as greed and aggression in those who are not as fortunate.

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