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Islamic arts an exhibition of Islamic art from the collections of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, supplemented by loans from private collections in Honolulu, Honolulu Academy of Arts, March 8-April 14, 1974 by Don Aanavi

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Published by Honolulu Academy of Arts in [Honolulu .
Written in English


  • Honolulu Academy of Arts -- Art collections,
  • Art, Islamic -- Exhibitions.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 20.

Statementessay and catalogue by Don Aanavi.
ContributionsHonolulu Academy of Arts.
LC ClassificationsN6263.H66 H662
The Physical Object
Pagination20 p. :
Number of Pages20
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14779349M

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