'Christ's True Face found in Tennessee thief's closet'

August 8 2011


Here's a curious case of how art historical ignorance mixed with religious fervour can lead to a ridiculous story. A thief who stole a 19th C print in Tennessee is being charged with the 'felony theft' of a 'rare painting depicting the face of Christ' valued at up to $60,000. The newsreader at the end of the clip says it may be valuable because it compares with 'similar black and white items priced on Ebay'.

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