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Art in the early church. by Lowrie, Walter

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English


  • Christian antiquities,
  • Christian art and symbolism,
  • Church architecture,
  • Church history -- Primitive and early church, ca. 30-600

Book details:

The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 229 p.
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23372206M

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