The Secret of the Sacred Panel: Nazi Art Theft, Conspiracy, and the Crown of Thorns

FORGERY, FALSIFICATION & THEFT OF ARTWORKS. In 1934, part of a Van Eyck masterpiece was stolen from Ghent Cathedral. It has never been found. In The Secret of the Sacred Panel, Dutch author Karl Hammer reports the amazing story told to him by Tom R., an art historian who was enlisted to spy for the CIA and MI5 during WWII in order to trace the whereabouts of the vast horde of art stolen by the Nazis. His search for the missing altarpiece, led to the greater quest for the Arma Christi, the nails and crown of thorns of Jesus' crucifixion.