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Masterpiece found in French woman’s kitchen sells for $26.6M
An old painting found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman, who considered it of little importance, has made her a multimillionaire.
“Christ Mocked,” attributed to the 13th-century Italian painter Cimabue, sold for $26.6 million Sunday. The painting is likely part of a diptych that Cimabue painted around 1280.