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Andrew Quintman & the Thangka Collection of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

June 14, 2013

Andrew Quintman is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University and offers a detailed exploration of the aesthetic, cultural and religious significance of thangka paintings in the Himalaya. This video explores 6 of more than 70 extraordinary scroll paintings held in Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library’s collection, all of which can be viewed online at http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/tanka-collection [21 mins]

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