1918.104.22.168.4 (Album Print black & white)
H. Staunton ?
1940 - 1941
Lhasa Area > Sera
110 x 66 mm
Print gelatin silver
Research publication - Gyurme Dorje writes in Tibet Handbook, Bath: Footprints Handbook, 1999 second edition, p.119, "Sera Thekchenling Monastery. Located at the base of Mount Purbuchok, which forms part of the watershed between the Kyichu and the Penpo rivers, Sera ... was founded in 1419 by Tsongkhapa's disciple Jamchen Choje Sakya Yeshe of Tsel Gungtang (1355-1435). ... In time, the monastic community at Sera came to number between 5000 and 6000 monks."[KC 6/12/2005]
Manual Catalogues - "Sera monastery". [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Roger Croston, detailed in H. Staunton undated Related Documents File, PRM Manuscript Collections] [KC 6/12/2005] [KC 6/12/2005]
Other Information - Album: This image appears in Staunton's personal album on a page (1922.214.171.124) with five other uncaptioned images. [KC 3/12/2005]
Other Information - Setting: See also F Spencer Chapman, Lhasa: The Holy City, London : Readers Union Ltd, 1940, pp.202-3 for a description of the 1936 Mission visit to the monastery. [KC 6/12/2005]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Sera monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. Accessed 25 Jul. 2014 <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19126.96.36.199.4.html>.
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