King of the Confessors

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Ballantine, 1982 - Art - 344 pages
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Recounts the breakneck competition among the powerful art museums of the world to verify the authenticity of and to acquire the unique tenth-century Winchester Cross

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User Review  - Britt Franklin - Goodreads

I loved this. It took a little bit to really get into it, but Hoving's rich detail and developed "characters" really made it great. My head is reeling from all the information and i'm ready to do some of my own research on the cross! Great read! Read full review

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User Review  - Ted Ray - Goodreads

This is a fun 'detective' story about the pursuit and acquisition of an amazing piece of art. Although Mr. Hoving's ego gets in the way of the story, it is still an interesting read. If you're ever in NYC, make a special effort to go to The Cloisters to see this piece... it is awesome! Read full review


CHAPTER TWO The Game Is Joined
CHAPTER THREE The Quest Commences
CHAPTER FOUR Fakes and Treasures

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About the author (1982)

Thomas Hoving, a former director of New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art, is the man who invented the blockbuster exhibition and changed forever the sleepy world of the art museum. He has written two novels and several works of nonfiction, including the national best-seller "Making the Mummies Dance: Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art." He was editor-in-chief of "Connoisseur" magazine and is now president of Hoving Associates Inc., an international museum and cultural affairs consulting firm.

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