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Yao Ceremonial Artifacts Collection

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As a research and study collection, the Frederick and Kazuko Harris Fine Arts Library maintains this one of a kind cultural resource, likely the largest of its kind. Consisting of approximately 2000 pieces of ceremonial and temple art from the north of Vietnam, these materials support the scholarly research needs of various programs and departments campus-wide. Available to scholars, faculty members and graduate students only. Others may utilize the collection with permission from the curator.

Unique objects featured in the collection include a generous sampling of head dress-type objects (masks), small and large hand scrolls, hanging scrolls, some books and textiles.

NOTE: This is a test collection currently. All the masks are included, but other types are not. For the full collection view on ARTstor (ARTstor accessible only to Athens campus affiliates - authentication required).