French government has 30 months to find funding for Cimabue kitchen painting

Culture ministry blocked export of medieval work but will the French state proceed with purchase?

'Kitchen Cimabue' sells for €24.1m

Rediscovered painting, found in a French house clearance, is the first work by the 13th century Florentine artist to be sold at auction in living memory

This could be the first Cimabue painting to be sold at auction in recent times

Panel depicting the Mocking of Christ will go on sale at French auction house, in collaboration with Eric Turquin, in October