Masterpiece by #Caravaggio goes on sale at £85million #art

A MASTERPIECE by Caravaggio worth at least £85million was unveiled yesterday - five years after it was discovered in the attic of a French farmhouse.

PUBLISHED: 17:42, Fri, Mar 1, 2019 | UPDATED: 17:48, Fri, Mar 1, 2019

caravaggioThe 400-year-old painting underwent a two year restoration (Image: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire)

The 400-year-old painting underwent a two year restoration before going on display at P&D Colnaghi & Co art dealership in London. The well-preserved canvas shows the beheading of Assyrian general Holofernes by Judith, from the Book of the Apocryhpa in the Bible. Judith was a widow from the city of Bethulia, under siege by Holofernes' army.

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To save her city, she seduced the general in his tent before beheading him.

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