Geometry in Egyptian art.
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Geometry in Egyptian art. by Else Christie Kielland

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Published by A. Tiranti in London .
Written in English


  • Art, Egyptian,
  • Proportion (Art)

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 212-213.

LC ClassificationsN5350 K5
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 214 p.
Number of Pages214
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14805229M

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