Scientific Analysis of Karmapa Thangka

We are using science to analyze an 18th century Tibetan thangka painting

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Detail of late 18th century painting of 13th Karmapa Dudul Dorje

monitor and Karmapa

Infrared image of painting

 

 

Raman Spectroscopy, and Ultraviolet, Infrared and Transmitted Light are used by Prof. Christa Brosseau of Saint Mary’s University Chemistry Department, with Art Conservator Ann Shaftel

 

face on monitor

 

 

 

 

Is this painting all original, or have some details   been changed over the years?

What do you think?????