Louvre Abu Dhabi delays unveiling of Leonardo’s Salvator Mundi

Salvator Mundi Image copyright Christie’s Image caption The painting was once cleaned and restored from the picture on the left to the one on the proper

The Louvre in Abu Dhabi has postponed indefinitely the unveiling of Salvator Mundi – the world’s most expensive painting believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci.

The museum has no longer given a cause of the delay.

The portrait of Jesus Christ was once bought last November in The Big Apple for a document $450m (£341m) after a fierce bidding warfare.

The thriller purchaser was later revealed to be a Saudi prince.

The Louvre Abu Dhabi opened final 12 months and the painting had been because of cross on show on 18 September.

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there was intense speculation following the hotly-contested auction approximately precisely who had made the profitable bid for the Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the arena).

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US media studies initially stated that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was once the unidentified purchaser.

However, files seen later via Reuters information agency and others indicated that Saudi Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, a relative of the crown prince, had made the purchase on behalf of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism.

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Leonardo da Vinci died in 1519 and there are fewer than 20 of his artwork in existence.

The authenticity of the portrait as a piece of the artist has been questioned.

It was once previously believed to had been carried out via one in all his scholars, however top mavens now say the portray’s authenticity is past reasonable doubt.

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