Da Vinci portrait of Christ expected to bag US$100m at auction
'This is truly the Holy Grail of art rediscoveries'
The last privately owned Leonardo da Vinci painting and one of fewer than 20 by the Renaissance artist known to still exist is hitting the auction block, Christie’s announced on Tuesday. “Salvator Mundi,” an ethereal portrait of Jesus Christ which dates to about 1500, is expected to sell for about $100 million (75.71 million pounds) at Christie’s in November, making it among the most highly-valued works ever to be sold at auction.
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