Stolen 500-year-old world most expensive painting finally recovered by police

Stolen 500-year-old world most expensive painting finally recovered by police

– 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 which is said to be 500 years old and the most expensive in the world was 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.

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World's most expensive painting reportedly stolen has been recovered by Italian police

Stolen 500-year-old world most expensive painting finally recovered by police
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According to CNN Style the prized painting dubbed the world most expensive painting was modelled after Leonardo da Vinci’s popular depiction of Christ reportedly dates back to the 16th century.

Legit.ng 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, Legit.ng had earlier reported how amazing pictures of a man’s creating artwork to look real broke the internet.

In the first frame, the artist was seen painting the sculpture of a turkey. The second photo showed the animal in full glare standing on a concrete platform.

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The third picture was an excellent work of art as it featured three animals in a single composition. In the photo, he applied white paints on a moulded ram surrounded by its kids, one of which was in a suckling pose.

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