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Bronze mirrors from ancient China Donald H. Graham, Jr. collection by TЕЌru Nakano

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Published by Donald H.Graham, Jr. in [Hawaii] .
Written in English


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Statementpreface, essay and catalogue by Toru Nakano ; essays by Tseng Yuho Ecke and Suzanne Cahill.
ContributionsTseng, Yu-ho, 1924-, Cahill, Suzanne Elizabeth.
The Physical Object
Pagination312 p. :
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21417233M
ISBN 109627956015

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