Image of Chenrezi in a chapel in the Yarlung valley

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2001. (Print)

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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

60 x 60 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

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

Other Information

Notes on print - 'Spyan ras gzigs near Yar lun Pho bran' (in blue ink) written over 'Chenrezi near Yarlung Dzong' (in pencil) is written on the reverse of print in Richardson's hand and 'Velox' in an oval is stamped in black. [KC 12/6/2006]

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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