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Saudi prince is "prince"
By:Zaman Khan, Kuwait
Date: Saturday, 9 December 2017, 2:45 pm

Saudi prince leading anti-corruption crackdown revealed as buyer of $450mn da Vinci painting

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 09:31Edited time: 8 Dec, 2017 11:34

Saudi prince leading anti-corruption crackdown revealed as buyer of $450mn da Vinci painting

Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman © Global Look Press

A painting by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci, sold by Christie’s auction house last month, was bought by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to US government intelligence sources, as quoted by WSJ.

The masterpiece was sold at more than $450 million, setting a world record and creating one of the biggest mysteries at the same time. The auction was carried out by telephone, and the buyer was not disclosed. The former owner of the painting is Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev, who bought it in 2013 for $127.5 million in a private sale.

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Saudi prince is "prince"
Zaman Khan, Kuwait -- Saturday, 9 December 2017, 2:45 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Saturday, 9 December 2017, 2:59 pm