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Greek sculpture. Photos by Pierre Devambez

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Published by Tudor Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sculpture, Greek

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsDescharnes, Robert
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNB90 D463 1965
The Physical Object
Pagination[unpaged]
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17328322M

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