Appraiser Notices Renaissance Painting In French Woman's Home The portrayal of Jesus was in the home of a woman in her 90s. She was selling the house and auctioning the contents. The painting, "Christ Mocked," is worth about $6 million, The Guardian reports.
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Appraiser Notices Renaissance Painting In French Woman's Home

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Appraiser Notices Renaissance Painting In French Woman's Home

Appraiser Notices Renaissance Painting In French Woman's Home

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The portrayal of Jesus was in the home of a woman in her 90s. She was selling the house and auctioning the contents. The painting, "Christ Mocked," is worth about $6 million, The Guardian reports.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. A woman in France had a painting on her wall, a portrayal of Jesus. It hung over a hot plate, little noticed by the kitchen. The owner, a woman in her 90s, said she no longer recalled where it came from. And then she decided to sell the house and auction the contents. An appraiser discovered it as a 13th-century masterpiece called "Christ Mocked." The Guardian reports it is worth up to $6.6 million.

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