Animal-Headed Gods, Evangelists, Saints and Righteous Men

@article{Ameisenowa1949AnimalHeadedGE,
  title={Animal-Headed Gods, Evangelists, Saints and Righteous Men},
  author={Zofia Ameisenowa},
  journal={Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes},
  year={1949},
  volume={12},
  pages={21 - 45}
}
  • Zofia Ameisenowa
  • Published 1 January 1949
  • History
  • Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes
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