The Renaissance master's unfinished painting, Saint Jerome Praying in the Wilderness, will be on display at the Met from July 15 to October 15 on loan from the Vatican Museums.
Christie's and Sotheby's each sold a royal wedding tiara made by Fabergé at their May auctions in Geneva for a combined total of $1.5 million: one belonging to Princess Alexandra of Hanover and the other to her sister-in-law, the German Crown Princess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
A Samsung laptop infested with the six most dangerous viruses in Internet history, the brainchild of Chinese artist Guo O Dong, sold for over $1.3 million on May 29.
On April 7, a throne ordered especially for one of the French emperor's residences sold for over $560,000 at Fontainebleau.
At Christie's Magnificent Jewels sale on May 15, a diamond necklace studded with a 75-carat emerald once owned by Catherine the Great, the longest ruling Empress of Russia, sold for $4.3 million.
A 12th century figurine made of walrus ivory from a medieval chess game sold at Sotheby's for $927,000, after it had been bought in the 1960s by an antique dealer for only five pounds.