Leonardo da Vinci’s Long-Lost Painting Sold at $US450 million in a New York Auction.

The Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci’s one of the famous paintings of Christ was sold at $US450 million ($591 million) at Christie in New York City, breaking the record of the highest price bid for a masterpiece of art.


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The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ or ‘Savior of the World’ outperformed other auctions on paintings, breaking all the previous records. It was a very strong bid. The winner of the auction is yet to be revealed on the media.


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Salvator Mundi or Savior of the World is a painting by Leonardo da Vinci which dates back to 1500. The oil painting is depicting Christ who is holding a crystal orb, that’s known as Salvator Mundi. Christ is dressed in a Renaissance style cloth and robes. His right hand is raised in a manner of blessing and in the left hand he holds s crystal sphere. This painting is one of the few 20 paintings including the famous ‘Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo da Vinci that’s known to exist till date.


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Francois de Poortere, the Head of the Old Masters department at Christie’s said, “This is the holy grail of Old Master paintings, some people call it the male Mona Lisa”. He added, “People are deeply taken by this work. You could buy it and just build an entire museum around it.”


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Maria

16 Nov 2017 07:31 PM

one of Da Vinci's greatest and less publicly known works! Salvator Mundi is for sure the male Mona lisa!

Adel

16 Nov 2017 08:41 PM

How interesting. I am fascinated with Leonardo Da Vinci.

Janice

18 Nov 2017 08:58 PM

Love this! You have opened my eyes to something I did not know about. Very informative.

Beth

18 Nov 2017 09:15 PM

How interesting! It’s amazing how much things go for years later!

Savannah

19 Nov 2017 12:59 AM

Love this!


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