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Published by Published for the Cultural Relations Committee of Ireland at the Three Candles in Dublin .
Written in English


  • Crosses.,
  • Sculpture, Irish.,
  • Sculpture, Medieval.,
  • Christian art and symbolism.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Françoise Henry.
SeriesIrish life and culture s
The Physical Object
Pagination70p. :
Number of Pages70
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17542348M

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