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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Nonfiction account of Hoving's pursuit, and acquisition of the late 12th century, two foot tall, walrus ivory, Bury St. Edmonds cross for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the late 50's-early 60's ... 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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