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Stealing the Mystic Lamb : the true story of the world's most coveted masterpiece

Author: Noah Charney
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Charney, Noah.
Stealing the Mystic Lamb.
New York : PublicAffairs, ©2010
(DLC) 2010019795
(OCoLC)317925790
Named Person: Jan van Eyck
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Charney
ISBN: 9781586489243 1586489240 1282789066 9781282789067
OCLC Number: 688505815
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 318 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
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?
Other Titles: True story of the world's most coveted masterpiece
Responsibility: Noah Charney.

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Kirkus, July 15, 2010 "Charney unsnarls the tangled history of Jan van Eyck's 15th-century The Ghent Altarpiece (aka The Mystic Lamb), 'the most desired and victimized object of all time.' With a Read more...

 
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