Stolen copy of Da Vinci’s most expensive work of art found in apartment in Naples – Manila bulletin


Stolen copy of Da Vinci’s most expensive work of art found in apartment in Naples

The replica would be 500 years old

Have a masterpiece made by a well-known artist like Leonardo DeVinci can instantly make you a rich man. Acquiring a copy, say a replica of his most expensive work, might well do the same.

This is the case recently resolved by Italian police in Naples after finding a 500-year-old copy of Da Vinci Salvator Mundi in an apartment in Naples and returned it to his home, the Church of San Domenico Maggiore. The point is, the church had no idea that it had been stolen, as there was no sign of a break-in.

Considered painted by Giacomo Alibrandi in the 1500s, the copy of the work depicts an image of Jesus Christ and a crystal globe. It was found in the closet of a bedroom in an apartment belonging to a 36-year-old man, who said he obtained the painting from a flea market.

“The painting was found on Saturday thanks to a brilliant and diligent police operation,” said the Naples prosecutor. Giovanni melillo in a story of AFP. “There was no complaint about it and in fact we contacted the prior (of the church), who was not aware of his disappearance, because the room where the painting is kept is not open for three months. “

Photo courtesy of AFP

In 2015, Da Vinci’s original work and the print were presented together in an exhibition presented at Pope Francis during her visit. Two years later, Da Vinci’s work set a world record for being the most expensive work of art sold at auction, amounting to $ 450 million.

According to reports, the coin was purchased by Prince Mohammed bin Salman and was to be exhibited at Louvre Abu Dhabi. The work has not been seen by the public since the auction.




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