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Stealing the Mystic Lamb

The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece

by Noah Charney

Hardcover, 318 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $27.95 |

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Stealing the Mystic Lamb
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The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece
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Noah Charney

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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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The Ghent Altarpiece, or Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, completed in 1432 by Jan van Eyck, is considered the first great painting of the Renaissance. Click here to see a larger version of the piece. Hubert Eyck/The Bridgeman Art Library/Getty Images hide caption

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