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Published by British Museum in London .
Written in English


  • Shinto art.,
  • Shinto art objects.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Victor Harris.
ContributionsHarris, Victor, 1942-
LC ClassificationsN8194.A5 S55 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination224 p. :
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22438743M
ISBN 100714114987
LC Control Number2001391513

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