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'What about Islamic art?' critics ask as Saudi plans to open a museum to unveil the world's most expensive painting, Salvator Mundi, depicting Jesus Christ.

Sources involved in the painting's purchase in 2017 claim the Leonardo Da Vinci 500-year-old masterpiece 'Salvator Mundi' is on board of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's yacht.

MbS 'lost' world's most expensive painting, experts fear

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MbS 'lost' world's most expensive painting, experts fear

Salvator Mundi, a 500-year-old painting which claimed the title of the world's most expensive painting after it was bought by the Saudi crown prince, is feared to be lost.

Louvre Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of controversial Jesus painting

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Louvre Abu Dhabi delays exhibition of controversial Jesus painting

The Louvre Abu Dhabi postpones the unveiling of Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi" portrait of Jesus Christ that was due to ...

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Nael M. Shama

Riyalpolitik and black gold: The scourge of the petrodollar

Comment: Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman is using the kingdom's vast wealth to back dictators, toy with the fates of other nations and ...

Joe Odell

Abu Dhabi: A tale of two emirates

Comment: The recent soft power push has far more to do with strategic military interests, weapons contracts and the steady flow of oil, than cultural collaboration, writes Joe Odell.

The New Arab

End of the Saudi Arabia-UAE Leonardo da Vinci mystery?

Abu Dhabi has purchased a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, which the UAE and Saudi Arabia will hope end rumours Mohammed bin Salman purchased the ...

The New Arab

MBS's friend was mystery buyer of $450-million Jesus painting

A friend of Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman revealed as mystery buyer of a painting of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci that recently sold for ...

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