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Published by Abbeville Press in New York, NY .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Roman Mosaics,
  • Hellenistic Mosaics,
  • Byzantine Mosaics,
  • ART / History / Ancient & Classical

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementUmberto Pappalardo, Rosaria Ciardiello ; photography by Luciano Pedicini ; translated from the Italian by Ceil Friedman
ContributionsCiardiello, Rosaria, Pedicini, Luciano
Classifications
LC ClassificationsNA3770 .P3513 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationpages cm
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25367798M
ISBN 109780789211255
LC Control Number2012026393

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