Two women with Gyantse headresses

Two women with Gyantse headresses

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941



Accession number


Image Dimensions

67 x 110 mm

Two women with wooden hooped headdresses typical of the Gyantse area standing hand in hand in front of a building in Gyantse. The headresses are decorated with pearls, corals and turquoises. They are also wearing beaded pearl and coral necklaces as well as amulet boxes (ga'u). The woman on the left is older and is carrying a staff. Both women are wearing striped aprons. There is a man against the wall in the background and there are prayer flags on the roof of the house.

Further Information


Ritual Activity

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1999

Donated by

Diana Hughes


H. Staunton

Photo also owned by

Diana Hughes

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Two women with Gyantse headresses" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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