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Da Vinci Portrait Of Christ Sells For Record-Shattering $450 Million

The sale at Christie's of Salvator Mundi, which dates from around 1500, easily tops previous records set in 2015 for a Picasso sold at auction and a Willem de Koonig sold privately.

A portrait of Christ by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci has shattered all previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately, fetching a whopping $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie's in New York.

(), is one of only a score of da Vinci's still in existence and

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