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Author Charney, Noah.

Title Stealing the Mystic Lamb : the true story of the world's most coveted masterpiece / Noah Charney.

Publication Info. New York : PublicAffairs, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  759.9493 CHARNEY    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiv, 318 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-300) and index.
Contents Prologue. The wolves and the Lamb -- The mysteries of the masterpiece -- The magician in the red turban -- The burning of the Lamb -- Thieves of revolution and empire -- Illicit collectors' paradise -- The canon hides the Lamb -- Thieves in the cathedral -- The world's greatest treasure hunt -- Raising the buried treasure -- Epilogue. Hidden in plain sight?
Summary Presents a history of the world's most pilfered masterpiece--Jan van Eyck's "Ghent Alterpiece," treasured for its central panel, "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb"--which has been looted in three wars, burned, forged, smuggled, hunted by the Nazis, and stolen thirteen times.
Subject Eyck, Jan van, 1390-1440. Ghent altarpiece.
Art thefts -- Belgium -- Ghent.
Added Title True story of the world's most coveted masterpiece
ISBN 9781586488000 alkaline paper
1586488007 alkaline paper
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