A painting by Italian artist Cimabue, believed to have been made around 1280, was discovered in the kitchen of a woman's home in the French town of Compiègne. An auctioneer inspecting the property encouraged the woman to have the painting assessed and the work is now expected to sell for about 4-6 millions euros at auction.
A bust of a young King Tutankhamun sold for £4.7 million at a Christie’s auction on 4th July 2019, despite protests from Cairo that the relic may have been stolen. Egypt has long demanded the return of artifacts taken by archaeologists and imperial adventurers.
'It appears we just got Banksy-ed.'
A very worthy cause 👏