500-year-old stolen Copies of “Salvator Mundi” recovered

The Italian police have recently found a 500-year-old copy of Salvator Mundi painting by Leonardo da Vinci in a Naples flat.  The painting was stolen from the San Domenico church and it depicts the Jesus Christ. The painting is part of the Doma Museum collection. This painting is the most expensive painting ever sold. It was sold at $450 million in 2017 at a Christie’s auction to the prince of Saudi Arabia, Badr bin Abdullah.

About Salvator Mundi

  • Salvator Mundi is a painting by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci.
  • It depicts Jesus in Renaissance dress who is making a sign of cross with his right hand and holding a transparent crystal orb with his left hand.
  • This painting is the representation of the “Celestial Sphere” from the heaven.
  • The painting is one among the twenty-known works by the Leonardo da Vinci.

Why this painting was done?

The Scholars are having the view that the Salvator Mundi painting have been painted for Louis XII of France. They believe that the painting was presented to him after the Second Italian War. The second Italian war was fought by Louis so as to claim the thrones of Naples and Milan.

Who was Leonardo da Vinci?

Leonardo da Vinci was an Italian polymath who used to draw on complex bodies of knowledge. He used to draw it on order to solve any particular problem. He is one among the most diversely talented individuals of his era. He used to make notes of his scientific inventions for which he became known to the Word. He made notes on subjects like botany, anatomy, astronomy, cartography, Palaeontology and painting. His popular paintings include Annunciation, The Last Supper, Mona Lisa and the Lady with an Ermine.

Polymath

An individual whose have the knowledge in a substantial number of subjects is called as Polymath.

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