"The Ghent Alterpiece" Adoration of the Mystic Lamb - Altarpiece - Van Eyck Tip by pigletsmom

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by pigletsmom

The Ghent Alterpiece housed in the Cathedral of St Bavo should not be missed. It was painted by Jan van Eyck in 1432. It was hidden during World War II because it was feared the Nazi's wanted to steal it. This painting is so marvelous, truly a masterpiece. American Express spent 2 million dollars in the late 90s to restore it. They did a marvelous job. Photos do not do this painting justice. Not to be missed!

Address: Cathedral of St Bavo
Directions: Center of old town
Website: http://www.trabel.com/gent/gent-misticlambintroduction.htm

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  • Updated Mar 18, 2004
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