posted on May, 9 2008 @ 08:02 PM
Of all the enigmas in art history, this one is my (and, I am sure, almost everyone's) favourite, ever since I first heard about it.
In 1934, a panel depicting the Iusti Iudices
('Righteous Judges'), from the famous Ghent altarpiece, was stolen from St. Bavo's cathedral in
It has never been found.
It is not known why that particular panel was stolen, but theories abound...
Here is one account
And here is another one
But the story is much more intricate - and interesting - than I can even begin to describe here, so I would urge anyone who's interested to research
Oh, and my favourite tidbit: one of the many suspects and people involved in this investigation reportedly said that it's hidden in plain sight.
[edit on 9-5-2008 by Vanitas]