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Hubert and Jan van Eyck - The Ghent Altarpiece (also called the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb) - large and complex 15th century Flemish polyptych panel painting. Close-up view to John the Baptist

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from the Guardian

The Ghent Altarpiece: the truth about the most stolen artwork of all time

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This is the top, center panel of the Ghent Altarpiece painted by Jan Van Eyck. The whole Ghent Altarpiece consists of 12 panels.

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HUBERT and JAN VAN EYCK: The Ghent Altarpiece (wings closed), 1432, Oil on wood, 350 x 223 cm, Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent. The realism of the figures of Adam and Eve at the far right and left on the open altarpiece struck contemporary viewers forcefully, and this style continues on the outside of the panels when the altarpiece is closed.

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Hubert and Jan van EYCK / The Ghent Altarpiece with wings open (lower section) / Adoration of the Lamb (detail) 1425-29 Oil on wood Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

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