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News: Art
"Christ Mocked” a long-lost painting by the Italian master Cimabue that was found in the kitchen of an elderly French woman (photo: AFP).
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by Archaeology Newsroom

Rare painting by Cimabue fetches a record 24 million euros

Sold at auction

A rare masterpiece by Italian painter Cimabue “Christ Mocked” was sold for €24.180.000 (expenses included) at a historic auction in Senlis near Paris, announced the Acteon auction house.

The price fetched €19.5 million under the hammer minus the fees. Acteon auction house did not reveal the identity of the buyer of this painting, valued between 4 and 6 million Euros. It was the first time in decades that a Cimabue painting went to auction.