World’s most expensive painting sold for over ₹2,900 crore

Ojaswini nimbalkar

 

An over 500-year-old artwork by Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci has become the world’s most expensive painting ever sold, fetching over ₹2,900 crore ($450.3 million) at an auction on Wednesday in New York City.

 

Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) is around 26 inches tall and depicts Jesus Christ in Renaissance clothes holding a crystal orb and is one of the 16 verified da Vinci originals in existence.

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