Wheel of life, Kargyu Monastery

Wheel of life, Kargyu Monastery

2001.35.396.5.2 (Album 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

Wheel of life mural surrounded by Buddhist deities in Kargyu Monastery

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

Previous Catologue Number


This Image also appears in another collection

2001.35.9.1 1998.131.346

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Wheel of Life in Kargyu Gompa monastery'. [MS 28/07/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: August 2nd: "The march started in drizzling rain along a very muddy more or less level track until a mile above Kargyu Gompa we went very steeply downhill. Everywhere masses of lovely wild flowers abounded, the most noticeable being a red wild rose, and a lovely small azalea covered with white or creamy blossom" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', part 1, written by Brig. Philip Neame] [MS 09/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Wheel of life, Kargyu Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.396.5.2.html>.

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