A small drawing of a bear’s head by Leonardo da Vinci is expected to sell for up to £12m ($16.7m) at a London auction today.
Measuring 7x7cm, Head of a Bear is more than 500 years old.
The sale could surpass the previous record for a da Vinci drawing, set by the Horse and Rider in 2001.
According to Christie’s auction house, holding the sale, it is among just a few drawings by the Italian Renaissance master which are still privately owned.
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• UPDATE: The drawing sold for a record £8.8m ($12.1m).