Could someone kindly send me a pdf of this article by Kapstein?
From: INDOLOGY [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Jonathan Silk
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 9:43 AM
To: Dean Michael Anderson
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Subject: Re: [INDOLOGY] painting on canvas?
You might also want to take a look at (I hope this was not mentioned before; I'm sorry I was not paying attention):
History of Religions
Vol. 34, No. 3, Image and Ritual in Buddhism (Feb., 1995), pp. 241-262
On Sun, Jul 14, 2013 at 11:24 PM, Dean Michael Anderson <email@example.com> wrote:
Thanks for all the replies. Dipak’s mention of the Mudrārākṣasa is dated at the 4th century CE at the earliest. The word for cloth he mentions is the same one I was interested in: paṭa.
Joseph pushes it a bit farther back to the first or second century CE, although that’s still a bit later than what I was hoping for.
It may be I'll have to translate it only as 'cloth' and not 'canvas'.
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