Long-lost Caravaggio discovered in French attic

A painting discovered in an attic in Toulouse in 2014 is thought to be a long-lost Caravaggio worth up to $135.6m.

Judith Caravaggio lost
This is Caravaggio's earlier painting of Judith Beheading Holofernes

The work, a version of Judith Beheading Holofernes (a story from the Old Testament), was executed circa 1600-1610.

The French government has imposed an export ban on the painting while its authenticity is determined. Experts are divided on whether the work is original or not.

Caravaggio painted an earlier version of the scene in 1598-1599. It's housed in Rome's Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica.

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