Tsechu Bumpa mchod rten

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Yarlung Valley Region > Tsechu Bumpa

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 60 mm

The reliquary monument (mchod rten) of Tsechu Bumpa (tshes chu bum pa) in the Yarlung Valley not far from Tsetang yu'i lhakhang. There is a house in the bottom left hand corner with branches and prayerflags on the roof and a woman beside it.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Richardson's 1949 tour of the Yarlung and Chyongye valleys


‘Mk’yen Brtse’s guide to the Holy Places of Central Tibet’, Alfonsa Ferrari, Rome: ISMEO, Serie Orinetale Roma XVI, 1958 [view list of illustrations]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Tshe chu Bumpa', 'Bumpa by Yarlung brTsan thang' (in pencil) written on the reverse of print in Richardson's hand and 'Velox' in an oval is stamped in black. [KC 14/6/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Paddy Booz; see PRM Related Documents File] 'Tshe Chu Bumpa, Tshes-bcu bum-pa, Yarlung'.

Research publication - H. E. Richardson, High Peaks, Pure Earth' , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, plate 68. "Tshes-bcu Bum-pa." [KC 09/11/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Richardson mentions this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 296, " ... the Tshes-chu bum-pa, a large white mchod-rten - the Vase of Eternal Life - built to contain a crystal image from India given to Padmasambhava. It is said that water pours from it on the fifteenth day of each month." [KC 14/6/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tsechu Bumpa mchod rten" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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