Art lovers and collectors sometimes get the shocking surprise of their lives when they find out the actual worth of an otherwise ordinary looking painting bought from a junk shop.
It was long thought that head was removed deliberately to protect subject's modesty and the painting was was deemed so scandalous that it was not displayed until 1988.
Scientific tests proved it was the missing head of The Origin Of The World. Authenticity was scientifically established using state-of-the-art techniques that matched the two parts of the painting, its canvas and the original wooden frame.
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