08/04/2011 05:31 pm ET Updated Oct 04, 2011

Priceless 'Veil Of Veronica' Painting Found Hidden In Closet

A century-old religious artifact has turned up in a man's closet in Tennessee.

The painting of the Veil Veronica, the cloth that was used to wipe Jesus' face during the crucifixion, was blessed by Pope Leo XIII, and is said to depict Christ's 'true face'.

The man who found the valuable painting had no idea that it was so valuable, but says that he will keep, rather than sell it.