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'Stealing the Mystic Lamb' by Noah Charney: Book Review – latimes.com

Charney delivers, essentially, a biography of the altar. As his narrative plainly illustrates, he is only the latest in a long line to find himself consumed by the altar’s beauty, obscure meaning and strange history.

Charney speculates that the reproduction placed in the altar is actually a touched-up version of the stolen panel, returned by the thief. But a recent restoration of the altar, sponsored by the Getty Foundation, has allowed historians to debunk this theory.

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‘Stealing the Mystic Lamb’ by Noah Charney: Book Review – latimes.com.

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