Employees of the Louvre branch in Abu Dhabi do not know where the painting of the Savior of the World by Leonardo da Vinci is located, reports the New York Times .
According to the publication, in September 2018, the branch of the Louvre in the capital of the United Arab Emirates canceled the presentation of the painting “without explaining the reasons.” At the same time, the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi refused to answer questions, however, as the branch workers anonymously stated, they “have no information on the location of the canvas.”
In November 2017, the Savior of the World was sold to a private collector for a record $ 450 million worth of works of art (including commission at Christie’s). According to the New York Times, Saudi prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud purchased the canvas. Abu Dhabi authorities have refrained from commenting.