Monks at Kargyu Monastery

Monks at Kargyu Monastery

2001.35.11.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

August 2nd 1936


Chumbi Valley Region > Kargyu

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Monks at Kargyu Monastery in the Chumbi valley who greeted the British Mission party on August 2nd 1936 when Sir Basil Gould was en route to Lhasa

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - '2-011; 93'. [KC 24/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - 'Monk and Band'. [MS 28/07/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: "We followed [the welcoming party] through a most attractive wooden gateway into a large cobbled courtyard where a crowd of monks welcomed us. Behind carved pillars there was an ambulatory right round the yard with ancient looking frescoes on the walls ... A fine pony was tied to a pole in the centre of the court; many dogs prowled around. // ... [After tea with the Abbot] We then wandered round the outside of the monastery, and returned to the yard where we took photos of the monks. They enjoyed this thoroughly. " ['Lhasa: The Holy City', F. Spencer Chapman, London: Chatto & Windus, 1938, pp. 25-6] [MS 09/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monks at Kargyu Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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