19126.96.36.199.3 (Album Print black & white)
1940 - 1941
Gyantse Region > Red Idol Gorge
116 x 86 mm
Print gelatin silver
Notes on the album mount - "Red Idol Gorge" is written in capital letters in pencil on the album page below the photograph. [KC 9/12/2005]
Other Information - Setting: F Spencer Chapman writes in Lhasa: The Holy City, 1940, London: Readers Union Ltd., p. 46 -7, "We had reached Red Idol Gorge, the sign of a battle in 1904 and certainly the most marvellous place for an ambush ... White quartz crystals have been heaped together by the pious , and there are Buddhas carved on the rocks and often protected from the weather by side walls and an overhanging lintel. ... At the foot of the gorge is a huge carved and painted Buddha about twenty feet high. In front of it is a pile of stones collected as an act of piety." [KC 9/12/2005]
Other Information - Album: This image appears in Staunton's personal album on a page (19188.8.131.52) with three other images. [KC 9/12/2005]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Carved relief of the Buddha at Red Idol Gorge" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19184.108.40.206.3.html>.
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