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Another multimillion-dollar da Vinci could be hiding in plain sight

Turns out the $450 million Salvator Mundi was the 'last da Vinci' only if you don't count one or two others

Katya Kazakina | Bloomberg 

Before Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sold at auction for a record-shattering $450.3 million, it was marketed around the world as “the last Da Vinci” in private hands. It turns out there is another — even two — out there. And at least one dealer thinks they could be worth as much as $200 million each. Both are smaller-scale, devotional paintings depicting the same image: the Virgin Mary with the Christ child in her lap. The baby is holding a cross-shaped stick used to wind yarn, which has inspired the shared name, The Madonna of the ...

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First Published: Sun, December 24 2017. 01:18 IST
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