Group of yak dancers in a Lhasa street

Group of yak dancers in a Lhasa street

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

1936 - 1940



Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 55 mm

Dancer/actors and a musician in a street with puddles, possibly near the Dekyi Lingka. The actor/dancer in the middle is wearing the mask of a bearded man and possibly represents the yak herder. Either side of him there are pairs of dancers representing yaks with shaggy coats and yak-head masks with horns. There is a man behind them playing a hand-held drum.

Further Information


Dancing , Performing

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Group of yak dancers in a Lhasa street" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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