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This famous handprint of Nelson Mandela sold for R460k

Nelson Mandela handprint lithograph auction feature

A lithograph of former South African president Nelson Mandela’s hand has been sold at a charity auction in Hong Kong for R462 000.

The piece, known as Impressions of Africa, features the handprint of the former leader flanked by ten other prints from South African children who were living with Aids.

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While 500 examples of the lithograph exist globally — with some of those belonging to Prince Charles, Oprah and David Beckham — this particular example belonged to the Mandela family before it was sold.

More Mandela memorability will be auctioned at the Mandela 100 Centenary celebration in Johannesburg in December.

Feature image: International Care Ministries, supplied

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