2001.59.13.66.1 (Film negative)
Hugh E. Richardson
Tsangpo Valley Region > Chaksam
85 x 60 mm
Negative film nitrate
Donated August 2001
The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson
Hugh E. Richardson
‘High Peaks, Pure Earth’, Hugh Richardson, London, Serindia Publications, 1998 [view list of illustrations]
Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album - 'NYEMO. SAMYE. YARLUNG. RGYAL.' is written on the cover of this blue negative album in white in Richardson's hand. [KC 24/3/2006]
Manual Catalogues - Notes on Blue negative album index - No. 66. 'LCAGS ZAM CHOS RI'.
Manual Catalogues - Richardson's handlist: 'Blue Album. [No.] 66. 'Lcags-zam Chos-ri. Small monastery near an important ferry place over the Gtsang-po near junction of Skyid chu and Gtsang-po on road to Lhasa.'
Manual Catalogues - [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Paddy Booz; see PRM Related Documents File] 'Chaksam Chuwori, also lcogs zam Chos ri, Chazam Chuwori. This monastery is near the bridge that crosses the the Tsangpo at Chaksam, south of Lhasa. Chos ri = 'religious hill'.'
Research publication - H. E. Richardson, High Peaks, Pure Earth' , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, plate 61. "Lcags-zam Chu-bo-ri." [KC 09/11/2006]
Other Information - Background: Richardson mentions this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 315. "On the opposite side of the river [near the confluence of the Tsangpo and Kyichu rivers] was the monastery of Lcags-zam Chu-bo-ri (1936, 1948) built on a rocky spur overlooking the ferry station ... . In the assembly hall and numerous chapels were images of the Rnying-ma-pa sect and also the Dge-lugs-pa. ... The hill is famous for its many springs."
Other Information - Dates: This image was probably taken using a Zeiss Super Ikonta C using 6 x 9 negative size and there is a group of related images, the contact prints for which are printed out on Agfa Lupex paper and have distinctively decorative edges, made by using a special guillotine. These images all seem to relate to the period of the British Mission to Lhasa in 1936-37 under Sir Basil Gould or to 1938 at the latest [MS 22/12/2005]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monastery of Chaksam chubori" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.59.13.66.1.html>.
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