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2 edition of West African sculpture found in the catalog.

West African sculpture

St. Louis Art Museum.

West African sculpture

sacred space, spirit, and power

by St. Louis Art Museum.

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Published by Saint Louis Art Museum in St. Louis, Mo .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sculpture -- Africa, West -- Catalogs,
  • Sculpture, African -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- Catalogs

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    Other titlesSacred space, spirit, and power.
    StatementJohn W. Nunley.
    GenreCatalogs
    SeriesBulletin / the Saint Louis Art Museum -- new ser., v. 16, no. 4, Bulletin (St. Louis Art Museum) -- new ser., v. 16, no. 4.
    ContributionsNunley, John W. 1945-
    The Physical Object
    Pagination41 p. :
    Number of Pages41
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15454624M

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