Louvre wants to show "the last" da Vinci. But the picture's location is unknown

Louvre wants to show "the last" da Vinci. But the picture's location is unknown

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Museum has appealed to the owner, who remains unknown, to lend the "Salvator Mundi" to the exhibition thatwill celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance genius. But so far there was no answer

It is almost a soap opera, in a series of adventures involving the last painting attributed to Leonardo da Vinci - the Salvator Mundi, who has many technical similarities to the Mona Lisa - and the secretive art market, which moves millions and from time to time makes famous works of art "disappear" in secret vaults.

This is the case of Salvator Mundi, a canvas attributed in 2011 to Leonardo da Vinci, with the figure of Christ making the sign of the cross with his right hand, while holding in his left hand a crystal sphere - a savior of the world.

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