The Lost Chalice
Sotheby’s. New York City. June 19, 1990.
Nothing of its kind had been sold to the public in more than a century. On this rainy June evening on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, history was made when an anonymous European bidder won the 2,500-year-old chalice. After that night, the cup painted by the Leonardo da Vinci of ancient Greece disappeared, its whereabouts a mystery. Until now.