Leonardo Da Vinci Painting "Salvator Mudi" Expected to Auction for $100 million

November 04, 2017 No Comment
Famous and historical artist Leonardo Da Vinci's privately owned portrait called "Salvator Mudi" (savior of the world) is expected to sell for a hundred million dollars. 

Salvator Mudi is described as a masterpiece created about some 500years ago and was thought to have been destroyed. 

Alan Wintermute an art specialist explained that the painting of Salvator Mundi is one of the 15th known paintings to have survived by the renowned artist. 

"Salvator Mundi" is a painting of Christ (Savior of the World) . It was lost and later rediscovered, and restored and exhibited in 2011. The painting shows Christ, in Renaissance dress, giving a benediction with his raised right hand and crossed fingers while holding a crystal sphere in his left hand.

Salvator Mundi has been referred to as the "male Mona Lisa" for its similarly mysterious smile and shadowing on the face, and also cause it was painted around the same time as the Mona Lisa. The painting is said to be 45cm*60cm and was created in 1490 with oil paint.