– Police authorities in Italy have made an interesting and arguably a very expensive recovery of the year 2021
– They recently recovered a copy of one of Leonardo da Vinci’s 16th century painting
– The painting said to be 500 years old and the most expensive in the world was reportedly stolen at a local museum
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What perhaps had been the most costly painting theft in the world has been foiled by police authorities in Italy.
In a coordinated swoop and hunt by men of the Agent of the Crimes Against the Heritage Section of the Naples Flying squad, the stolen prized item that went missing in a museum in Naples has now been recovered.
According to a police statement, the artwork was found in an apartment in the city of Naples just as the owner of the property in which the discovery was made has been taken into custody on suspicion of receiving stolen goods.
Stolen 500-year-old world most expensive painting finally recovered by police
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The prized painting which was modeled after Leonardo da Vinci’s popular depiction of Christ reportedly dates back to the 16th century.
Bioreports gathered that Giovanni Antonio Muscettola, an envoy and advisor to the then Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, had brought the artwork to Naples after its creation in Rome,
The artwork ‘Salvator Mundi’ is named after Leonardo’s original depiction of Christ that sold for a record N172 billion in New York in 2017.
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Meanwhile, Bioreports had earlier reported how amazing pictures of a man’s creating artwork to look real broke the internet.
In the first frame, the artist could be seen painting the sculpture of a turkey. The second photo shows the animal in full glare standing on a concrete platform.
The third picture is an excellent work of art as it features three animals in a single composition. In the photo, he applied white paints on a molded ram surrounded by its kids, one of which was in a suckling pose.
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