Relief sculpture of ancient Mexico
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Relief sculpture of ancient Mexico rubbings of objects from the Mayan and Aztec world by KoМ„jin Toneyama

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Published by Boston Book and Art in [Boston] .
Written in English


  • Maya art.,
  • Aztec art.,
  • Indian sculpture -- Mexico.,
  • Relief (Sculpture),
  • Rubbing.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Kojin Toneyama.
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. in case :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16609664M

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