Settlement of Tsethang at head of Yarlung valley

Settlement of Tsethang at head of Yarlung valley

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Yarlung Valley Region > Tsethang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 55 mm

The settlement of Tsethang (rtse thang) at the head of the Yarlung Valley. There are trees in the foreground and the settlement is at the base of a hill in the background. Overexposed.

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. 73

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 73. 'Rtse thang'. [KC 30/5/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist, Negative book '9' 'Drikhung, Chongye etc.' [no] 73. Rtse-thang. Mkhyen brtse p.123' [KC 2/6/2006]

Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions the site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 317. " Rtse-thang stands at the mouth of the Yarlung valley, the heartland of the old Tibetan kingdom and rich in traces of that age and many monasteries of later periods. At Rtse-thang itself is Dga'-ldan Chos-'khor-gling (1949) of the Phag-mo-gru-pa: it was later much enlarged and embellished with images of the Dge-lugs-pa church." [KC 3/6/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Settlement of Tsethang at head of Yarlung valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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