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Calouste Gulbenkian, His Mīnāʾī Ware, and the Changing Islamic Art Market in the Early Twentieth Century. / McClary, Richard Piran.

In: Muqarnas. An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture, Vol. 37, No. 1, 06.10.2020, p. 325-343.

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McClary, RP 2020, 'Calouste Gulbenkian, His Mīnāʾī Ware, and the Changing Islamic Art Market in the Early Twentieth Century', Muqarnas. An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 325-343. https://doi.org/10.1163/22118993-00371P13

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McClary, R. P. (2020). Calouste Gulbenkian, His Mīnāʾī Ware, and the Changing Islamic Art Market in the Early Twentieth Century. Muqarnas. An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture, 37(1), 325-343. https://doi.org/10.1163/22118993-00371P13

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McClary RP. Calouste Gulbenkian, His Mīnāʾī Ware, and the Changing Islamic Art Market in the Early Twentieth Century. Muqarnas. An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture. 2020 Oct 6;37(1):325-343. https://doi.org/10.1163/22118993-00371P13

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McClary, Richard Piran. / Calouste Gulbenkian, His Mīnāʾī Ware, and the Changing Islamic Art Market in the Early Twentieth Century. In: Muqarnas. An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture. 2020 ; Vol. 37, No. 1. pp. 325-343.

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