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The Roman Nude

Heroic Portrait Statuary 200 BC-AD 300 (Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture & Representation)

by Christopher H. Hallett

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages416
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Open LibraryOL7403344M
ISBN 100199240493
ISBN 109780199240494


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