Palkhor Chode temple and Kubum at Gyantse

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

1936 - 1940


Gyantse > Palkhor Chode

Accession number


Image Dimensions

59 x 56 mm

View of Gyantse monastery from the south taken from a field to the west of the town. The twenty-foot wall running along the top of the rocky spur above the monastery can clearly be seen as can the Palkhor Chode (dpal 'khor chos sde) temple and the circular Kumbum (sku 'bum) shrine towards the right of the image. There is a stream or irrigation canal in the foreground.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

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. "Palkhor Chode temple and Kubum at Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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