Buyers, Connoisseurs and Others: Collecting Asmat Art

@article{Stanley2011BuyersCA,
  title={Buyers, Connoisseurs and Others: Collecting Asmat Art},
  author={Nicky Stanley},
  journal={The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology},
  year={2011},
  volume={12},
  pages={348 - 362}
}
  • N. Stanley
  • Published 1 August 2011
  • History
  • The Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
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