Lost R2,4-billion Caravaggio masterpiece sold before auction

Lost R2,4-billion Caravaggio masterpiece sold before auction

Technicians work on the hanging of a painting believed by some experts to be Caravaggio's "Judith Beheading Holofernes" for its public presentation at the Marc Labarbe auction house on June 15, 2019 in Toulouse before it goes under the hammer next June 27, five years after it was discovered in the attic of an old house in Toulouse. (Photo by ERIC CABANIS / AFP)

The painting is said to date from 1606 when the artist was on the run from the death penalty

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