Art expert Stephane Pinta holds a 13th-century painting by Italian master Cimabue in Paris in September. Photo: AP Art expert Stephane Pinta holds a 13th-century painting by Italian master Cimabue in Paris in September. Photo: AP
Art expert Stephane Pinta holds a 13th-century painting by Italian master Cimabue in Paris in September. Photo: AP
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Long-lost Italian masterpiece sold for US$26.6 million after being found covered in grime in French kitchen

  • Christ Mocked, by Italian early Renaissance artist Cimabue, fetched five times the initial estimate
  • Painting was originally displayed right above a cooking hotplate

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Art expert Stephane Pinta holds a 13th-century painting by Italian master Cimabue in Paris in September. Photo: AP Art expert Stephane Pinta holds a 13th-century painting by Italian master Cimabue in Paris in September. Photo: AP
Art expert Stephane Pinta holds a 13th-century painting by Italian master Cimabue in Paris in September. Photo: AP
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