Yangri monastery

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



East Kyichu Valley Region > Yangri

Accession number


Image Dimensions

63 x 50 mm

Yangri monastery (yang ri dgon) an important Trigunpa ('bri gung pa) monastery in the valley of the Shorungchu, a tributary of the Kyichu river to the east of Lhasa. The main temple (lha khang chen po) may be seen in the centre of the complex and the tower used to display a ceremonial religious banner to the right of it. There is a rocky mountain in the background and a valley dropping down from it 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


Richardson's 1948 tour of the East Kyichu Valley

Other Information

Notes on print - 'Yere gang' (in pencil) and 'Yang re sgang' (in ink) is written on the reverse of print in Richardson's hand and '585' and 'Velox' in an oval is printed in black. Also, yang ri gang is written in Tibetan ume script in pencil. [KC 10/6/2006]

Technical Information - This contact print was printed from a damaged 6x6 negative. [KC 10/6/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The contact print of this image is part of a group made from 6x6 negatives that share the same batch development number [585 printed in black ink]. All of the contact prints processed in this batch seem to have been taken during or around the time of a trip to Drigung Monastery and Zhwai (Sha) Lhakhang, including Tsa Pobrag, Yeregang and Khyer. Photographs from this trip can be dated to 1948. In A Corpus of Early Tibetan Inscriptions [ Hertford: Stephen Austin and Son, Royal Asiatic Society, James G. Forlong Series, No. XXIX, 1985, p.45] Richardson states of the Zhwai inscriptions translated in the book that “The texts, which were first published in JRAS in 1952 and 1954, are based on copies and photographs made by me in 1948 and checked on a second visit in the following year”.

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

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