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My name is Lisa Thornell and I am the librarian who will be helping you begin your research project in class today. You can use this course guide as a starting point for your research in our library research session and for the remainder of the semester.
Research Librarians (like myself) are here to help you with your assignment so please contact us should you need any assistance. View all the ways to get help from a librarian (24/7 chat, research appointments, Zoom drop-in hours). Additional information about library hours, citation help, etc. is located on the library home page.
See your course Quip folder for the complete assignment information and the worksheet you will complete during the library session. In this assignment you will learn to combine your skills of visual analysis with using library resources to identify, research and answer a question raised by a work of art from a museum collection. You can find an image of your artwork and helpful information about it through one of the following links:
Now that you have selected your object:
Key words (found on the Met’s entry and audio segment):
Sri Lanka, Polonnaruva, gilding, Buddha / Buddhism, Theravada, abhaya mudra