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Traditional art of West Africa

Maude Wahlman

Traditional art of West Africa

selections from the Victor DuBois Collection : Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, Maine, August 7-October 12, 1980

by Maude Wahlman

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Published by The Museum in Waterville, Me .
Written in English

  • Africa, West
    • Subjects:
    • Du Bois, Victor D. -- Art collections -- Exhibitions.,
    • Sculpture -- Africa, West -- Exhibitions.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 112-115.

      Statementintroduction by Robert Plant Armstrong ; catalogue by Maude Southwell Wahlman.
      ContributionsColby College. Museum of Art.
      LC ClassificationsNB1098 .W33
      The Physical Object
      Pagination116 p. :
      Number of Pages116
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4125328M
      LC Control Number80082916

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