A painting of Christ by Leonardo da Vinci has sold for $450 million dollars. This sale breaks the previous record for a work of art by $240 million.
Picasso’s “Women of Algiers (Version O)” held the record for fetching the most at auction until today’s sale. That painting went for $179.4 million in 2015.
The 26-inch-tall Leonardo painting dates from around 1500 and shows Christ dressed in Renaissance-style robes, his right hand raised in blessing and his left hand holds a crystal sphere.