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The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

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The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

The World’s Most Coveted Masterpiece

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The Van Eyck brothers painted this unique altarpiece in 1432. It is the highlight of the Flemish Primitives and a milestone in art history. The Polyptych survived the Protestant Iconoclasm, fell into French hands under Napoleon and was requisitioned by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. But it has now been hanging peacefully for more than 50 years in the place where it belongs: St. Bavo’s Cathedral. Though admittedly, the ‘Just Judges’ panel, which was stolen in 1934, is still replaced by a reproduction.

The restoration of “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb”, started in September.

Click here for more information about the restoration of the Mystic Lamb.

On http://closertovaneyck.kikirpa.be/ you can admire the work of art at close range and zoom in on all the details.

Visitor’s guide Ghent

Visitor’s guide Ghent

1,000 years against the current
Our city is stubborn and always will be. That will never change.
Only available at the Ghent Tourist Office.

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"The Ghent Cathedral has a beautiful exterior but houses an even greater beauty within its walls. Professor Anne Grevenstein explains the Ghent Altarpiece and a few secrets of the Van Eyck brothers' masterpiece."
Mark Murphy

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