Yale Himalaya Initiative

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

June 14, 2013

Andrew Quintman is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Yale University and provides an introduction to the aesthetic, cultural and religious significance of thangka paintings in the Himalaya. This video is supplemented with a longer video exploring five more thangkas from the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library’s collection of over 70, all of which can be viewed online at http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/tanka-collection [8 mins]