Benaki Μuseum, a Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art
Μουσείο Μπενάκη : Oδηγός του Mουσείου Iσλαμικής Tέχνης (τίτλος πρωτοτύπου)
ISBN: 978-960-8347-36-6
Μουσείο Μπενάκη, Αθήνα, 2006
1η έκδ., Αγγλικά
€ 19.91 (περ. ΦΠΑ 6%)
Βιβλίο, Χαρτόδετο
24 x 20 εκ, 650 γρ, 199 σελ.
Ελληνική, Νέα (γλώσσα πρωτοτύπου)

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