Michelangelo "Creation of Sun and Moon"  croppedOne of Italy’s most esteemed art conservators said the clues are in the under layers. The color preparation. The sophisticated palette. The tiny brush strokes and minute changes in detail. The 470-year-old piece of spruce wood.

The conclusion? A painting depicting a fallen Jesus in Mary’s arms and flanked by two angels — stashed under a couch for 25 years outside Rochester and now owned by a City of Tonawanda man — might be a genuine Michelangelo.

(READ the full story, with photo, from Buffalo News)

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