Yes, It’s Beautiful, the Italians All Say, but Is It a Michelangelo?

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Is it or isn’t it a Michelangelo? That is the question being pondered by art experts after the Italian state spent 3.3 million euros, or $4.2 million, last year to buy a small wooden crucifix attributed to that Renaissance genius.

Works by Michelangelo don’t come up for sale often, but the occasional drawing has nabbed as much as $20 million at auction. By comparison, the linden wood crucifix, which was sold by the Turin antiques dealer Giancarlo Gallino, is a bargain.

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Posted April 24, 2009 at 6:00 pm

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1. First Family Virginian wrote:

In answer to the question posed in the article’s title ... Unlikely.

April 26, 7:47 pm | [comment link]

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