Encyclopedia of women in religious art

by Diane Apostolos-Cappadona

Publisher: Continuum in New York

Written in English
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  • Women in art -- Encyclopedias.,
  • Art and religion -- Encyclopedias.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [401]-405) and index.

StatementDiane Apostolos-Cappadona.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsN7793.W65 A66 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 442 :
Number of Pages442
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1002336M
ISBN 100826409156
LC Control Number96041647

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