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6th June, 2018

Pákh to sell Golgota to state for Ft 3bn

The government will buy the Golgota painting by 19th-century artist Mihály Munkácsy from its owner Imre Pákh for Ft 3 billion, Prime Minister’s Office leader Gergely Gulyás told his Tuesday press conference.

HVG says it is not clear whether this is a new offer or an erroneously quoted number, as Gulyás said Pákh’s original asking price was about Ft 9 billion.

However, Pákh told ATV on Tuesday that he is prepared to sell the painting to the Hungarian state for €10 million, about Ft 3 billion

Gulyás confirmed that the state is ready to buy the painting for Ft 3 billion.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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