A Lost Michelangelo Pietà Rediscovered?

“An unfinished painting of the Virgin Mary and Christ owned by a former pilot is a lost masterpiece by Michelangelo,” according to art historian Antonio Forcellino. The small oil painting on a fir panel is said to have been owned by Renaissance cardinals and German barons; it is currently in the hands of a pilot in Buffalo.

Source: The Sunday Times (UK) via The Australian 10/05/10