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Lost Leonardo Painting Had Tangled Path to $450M Sale

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Just a dozen years ago, a worn, touched-up old painting of Christ went for less than $10,000 (8,450 euros) at an estate sale. On Wednesday, it was auctioned for a record-breaking $450 million (380 million euros) as a long-lost Leonardo da Vinci dubbed "the Last da Vinci" or the "male Mona Lisa."Years of painstaking cleaning and study led scholars to authenticate it as Leonardo's roughly 500-year-old Salvator Mundi, Latin for Savior of the World. But some experts...

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