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$450m 'Leonardo painting' heads to Louvre Abu Dhabi


A 500-year-old painting of Jesus Christ, believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci, is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi, according to BBC.

The newly-opened museum did not say when the piece would go on display.

The work - known as Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) - was sold in New York for a record $450m. It was the highest auction price for any work of art.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi museum opened earlier this month and hold 600 permanent artworks and 300 others on loan from France.

The museum cost £1-billion to build over the past 10 years.
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