Guardian deity

Guardian deity

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941


Gyantse > Monastery

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

Statue of a deity with a crown and flowers above the ears. The wall behind the figure is decorated with flames and clouds. The figure represents one of the guardian deities of the cardinal points of the compass, either of the south or the west.

Further Information

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. "Guardian deity" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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