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

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The gripping, six-century history of the world's most frequently stolen masterpiece, as told by Noah Charney, whom the New York Times Magazine called a pioneer in "apply[ing] to art thefts the techniques of criminal profiling."
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display_description Jan van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece is on any art historian’s list of the ten most important paintings ever made. Often referred to by the subject of its central panel, The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the fulcrum between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is also the most frequently stolen artwork of all time.

Since its completion in 1432, this twelve-panel oil painting has been looted in three different wars, burned, dismembered, forged, smuggled, illegally sold, censored, hidden, attacked by iconoclasts, hunted by the Nazis and Napoleon, used as a diplomatic tool, ransomed, rescued by Austrian double-agents, and stolen a total of thirteen times.

In this fast-paced, real-life thriller, art historian Noah Charney unravels the stories of each of these thefts. In the process, he illuminates the whole fascinating history of art crime, and the psychological, ideological, religious, political, and social motivations that have led many men to covet this one masterpiece above all others.

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subject_facet Art thefts -- Belgium -- Ghent
table_of_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 -- History's greatest treasure hunt -- Raising the buried treasure -- Epilogue. Hidden in plain sight?
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title Stealing the Mystic Lamb : the true story of the world's most coveted masterpiece
title_alt True story of the world's most coveted masterpiece.
title_display Stealing the Mystic Lamb : the true story of the world's most coveted masterpiece
title_full Stealing the Mystic Lamb : the true story of the world's most coveted masterpiece / Noah Charney, Stealing the Mystic Lamb The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece, Stealing the Mystic Lamb [electronic resource] : the true story of the world's most coveted masterpiece / by Noah Charney
title_short Stealing the Mystic Lamb :
title_sort stealing the mystic lamb the true story of the world's most coveted masterpiece
title_sub the true story of the world's most coveted masterpiece
topic Art, History, Nonfiction, True Crime
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