Image of Chenrezi in a chapel in the Yarlung valley

Image of Chenrezi in a chapel in the Yarlung valley

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Yarlung Valley Region > Yumbu lakhar (south of)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 55 mm

A figure of a multi-armed Chenrezi (spyan ras gzigs) in a small chapel south of Yumbu lakhar (Yum-bu bla-mkhar). The figure is dressed in brocade robes and there is ceremonial scarf attached to the front. Underneath the image there are water offering bowls and a large butter lamp. Beside the figure on the left there is a painted scroll hanging of a protective deity.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

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

Previous Catologue Number

Negative Album 9 No. 59

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album (slip cover) - 'Drikhung. Chongye. etc.' in Richardson's hand in white. (Yellow spine label) 'DRIKHUNG. CHONGYE. KOTSHAL. RGYAMA. Ganden 1948'. (Cover) - '9 DRIKHUNG. CHONGYE. YARLUNG. GYAMA. GANDEN' [KC 15/5/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes in negative index - Folio 59. 'SPYAN RAS GZIGS (near PHO BRANG)' [KC 22/5/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist, Negative book '9' 'Drikhung, Chongye etc.' [no] 59. The image of Spyan-ras-gzigs (Chenrezi) is in a small, old chapel, on the west side of the Yar-lung valley south of Yam-bu gla-sgang.' [KC 22/5/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Image of Chenrezi in a chapel in the Yarlung valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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