Bantshag monastery near Neugong, Yarlung valley

Bantshag monastery near Neugong, Yarlung valley

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Yarlung Valley Region > Bantshag

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 55 mm

Bantshag (ban tshag) monastery near the derelict palace of the Phagmogrupa (phag mo gru pa) princes near Neugong (sne'u gdong). 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. 75

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 75. 'do' [Dben rtsa or Ban Tshang]. [KC 30/5/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist, Negative book '9' 'Drikhung, Chongye etc.' [no] 74. 'Dben rtsa, is on the site of the Phag-mo-gru palace of Sne'u gdong.' [KC 3/6/2006]

Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions the site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 318. "On the hillside at Sne'u-gdong (1949) a little further south is the derelict palace of the Phag-mo-gru-pa princes, and next to it Ban-tshag (sp?) monastery, housing images ... ; also several brronze mchod-rten ." [KC 3/6/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Bantshag monastery near Neugong, Yarlung valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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