Leonardo heads for UAE musuem

The Press and Journal (Moray) - - WORLD NEWS -

A Leonardo da Vinci paint­ing of Christ that sold in New York for a record £336m is head­ing to a mu­seum in the United Arab Emi­rates.

The newly opened Lou­vre Abu Dhabi made the an­nounce­ment this week.

The 500-year-old paint­ing, pic­tured, is called Sal­va­tor Mundi, Latin for “saviour of the world.”

It is one of fewer than 20 paint­ings by the Re­nais­sance master known to ex­ist. Christie’s sold it to an anony­mous buyer last month.

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