Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million

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Leonardo da Vinci Painting Sells for $450.3 Million

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Christie’s sold Leonardo da Vinci’s rediscovered portrait of Jesus Christ as “Salvator Mundi,” or the savior of the world, for $450.3 million, making it the most expensive work of art ever sold.

The estimate for the work was around $100 million. Before the sale, dealers wagered the 500-year-old image of an enigmatic Christ dressed in a blue robe could sell for far more—given that da Vinci is a household name, fewer than 20 of his paintings survive and this the last one deemed by him in private hands.

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