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The Virgin Mary ~ one of 24 compartmental scenes on The Ghent Altarpiece, Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium.  Considered a world-class masterpiece.  The work was begun by Hubert van Eyck and upon his death in 1426 it was completed by his brother Jan van Ecyk - completed in 1432.

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GHENT, BELGIUM - St. Bavo’s Cathedral is home to the Van Eyck’s famous Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (1432).

Sint-Baafskathedraal

St. Bavo’s Cathedral is home to Van Eyck’s “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb” (1432).

Guildhouses and clock tower in Ghent, Belgium

Guildhouses and clock tower in Ghent, Belgium (by...

Guildhouses and clock tower in Ghent, Belgium (by Jackie5).

Staircase @ the St Bavo cathedral in Ghent Belgium

Staircase @ the St Bavo cathedral in Ghent Belgium

Ghent, Belgium

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Historic center of Ghent as seen from the Gravensteen castle.

Historic center of Ghent as seen from the Gravensteen castle.

Ghent, Belgium

The dream door by ralucsernatoni on DeviantArt

Gent, Belgium The dream door

Waffle maker in Ghent

A weekend in Ghent: An Instagram photo essay - The Travel Hack

Street art is everywhere and you can just about make out some trainers hanging from the wires. These were part of the TRACK exhibition which saw artwork placed all around the city.

Beautiful entrance Café Theater, Ghent, Belgium

Beautiful entrance Café Theater, Ghent, Belgium

Ghent St. Bavo Abbey. Recently, the former abbey church rose from its ashes, not in stone, but in greenery. Five-meter high hornbeam pillars evoke the lost church.

Ghent St. Bavo Abbey. Recently, the former abbey church rose from its ashes, not in stone, but in greenery. Five-meter high hornbeam pillars evoke the lost church.

The Ghent Altarpiece in situ. The Adoration Of The Mystic Lamb - by Hubert & Johannes Van Eyck. 1430-1432. One of the most important masterpieces of Western Art. . This picture was only possible because the guard left the chapel for a moment to answer a phone call !

The Ghent Altarpiece in Person

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