Newly-discovered da Vinci could break world auction record

When Salvator Mundi or Saviour of the World, goes to auction, it could sell for a world record UK£125 million. The recently-restored painting, once attributed to Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, a protégé of Leonardo, has been certified an authentic da Vinci by a panel of experts. (photo)

The painting of Christ holding a globe is scheduled to go on display for the first time at the National Gallery in London in November, 2011. Experts believe that it will be put up for auction by the American consortium which owns it.