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The world’s most expensive painting was only partly made by Leonardo da Vinci — a revelation that allegedly sparked a cover-up and an international political scandal, according to a new documentary.
The 16th century masterpiece titled “Salvator Mundi” was reportedly sold to Saudi Arabian crown prince Mohammed bin Salman for a record-setting $450 million in New York City in 2017, according to “The Saviour for Sale,” a French documentary that premieres next week.
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But experts at the Louvre museum in Paris discovered through scientific analysis in 2019 that da Vinci only “contributed” to the painting, which depicts Jesus Christ in Renaissance garb, according to excerpts of the film published by The Times of Malta.
When French officials told Saudis about the discovery, they allegedly asked officials to hide that the artwork was not a full da Vinci, senior officials working for French President Emmanuel Macron said.
“Things turned incomprehensible,” one unnamed French official said. “The request by [the