Las Vegas' newest artistic attraction is a 500-year-old sculpture by Leonardo da Vinci.
A mold and original bronze cast crafted by Leonardo were put on view to the public for the first time at “Da Vinci — The Genius," an exhibit at the Venetian Resort.
"Horse and Rider," which shows a Renaissance soldier on horseback, is thought to be one of the only surviving examples of Leonardo's sculpture work.
Leonardo molded the cast from a block of beeswax in the early 1500s, but died before the project was completed. His pupil Francesco Melz inherited the piece, and it remained in his family until World War II when it was moved to Switzerland for safekeeping.