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Da Vinci work fetches record $611m

A 500-year-old painting believed to be by Leonardo da Vinci sold for US$450.3 million (S$611.2m) in New York on Wednesday, a world record, Christie's said. "Salvator Mundi" or "Saviour of the World", depicting Jesus Christ, was lost for years, only to resurface at a regional auction in 2005. It is one of fewer than 20 da Vinci paintings generally accepted as being from the Renaissance master's hand, according to Christie's.

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