- A woman from France found an old painting while cleaning her kitchen.
- It turns out the masterpiece was done by a 13th century Italian painter and is worth millions.
There’s always that good feeling when you see your house tidy. It pleases the eyes and decreases your stress levels. So while cleaning can sometimes require a lot of time and effort, it’s definitely worth it in the long run.
In some cases, cleaning can lead you to finding hidden treasures. And no, we’re not talking about those trinkets under your cabinets but about one that’s literally worth millions.
“Christ Mocked,” a genuine 13th century artwork.
Case in point, Philomène Wolf, a 90-something woman from Compiegne, France, was cleaning her kitchen one day when she unexpectedly discovered a Medieval artwork. Can you just imagine how surprised she was when she later took it to the experts and learned how much it was worth?
Apparently, the experts said the find was a religious painting done by Italian painter Cimabue (who is also known as Cenni di Pepo) and it dates back to the 13th century.
The piece is actually worth millions of dollars!
The small painting, which is entitled “Christ Mocked,” only measures at around 11×8 inches. Art appraiser Eric Turquin said the masterpiece is authentic, is still in good condition, and has an estimated price of more than US$26 million.
It’s been hiding at her home all along.
In a Guardian report, we learn that the painting has been “hanging between (the woman’s) open-plan kitchen and living room” but none in the family paid it much attention.
Back in June of this year, she made the decision to sell the home and had to do some cleaning before moving for good. That was when she spotted the artwork.
When she saw the old piece, she “didn’t imagine it was a Cimabue,” she admitted.
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