How would you like to find one right at your home?
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.
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 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.
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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