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"Salvator Mundi," Leonardo Da Vinci's painting of Jesus that recently sold for a record $450 million, is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi.The first museum to bear the Louvre brand outside France, the Louvre Abu Dhabi has been billed as "the first universal museum in the Arab world," reflecting the oil-rich emirate's global ambitions.Louvre Abu Dhabi opened Nov. 8 in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who described the new museum as a "bridge between civilizations".The museum opened with about 600 pieces including items from early Mesopotamia.Under a 30-year agreement, France received 1 billion euros ($1.16 billion) in return for providing expertise, lending art works, organizing exhibitions and allowing LAD to use the name "Louvre". The first works on loan from the Paris Louvre include another painting by Da Vinci – "La Belle Ferronniere," one of the master's portraits of women.
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