The old paint is often the subject of discovery in which the art market loves it. This one is size, since it is a small panel (20.3 x 28.5 cm) of the months of research have led attributed to Cenni di Pepo, says Cimabue (circa 1240 , Florence – 1302 , Pisa?), one of the great figures of pre-Renaissance Italian, rarer still that Giotto, the great florentine master of the Fourteenth century. None of his works has never gone to auction.

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This piece is the third missing link to a great diptych, in two parts, which has been dismembered and consisted of eight scenes from the Passion of the Christ. The subject, Christ mocked , joins the two panels known to date: Flagellation of Christ , belonging to the Frick collection in New York since 1950 and Virgin and Child child enthroned and surrounded by two angels, who joined the National Gallery in London in 2 000 after a purchase otc while it …

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