2001.59.15.77.1 (Film negative)
Hugh E. Richardson
Yarlung Valley Region > Naygo
55 x 55 mm
Negative film nitrate
Donated August 2001
The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson
Richardson's 1949 tour of the Yarlung and Chyongye valleys
Negative Album 9 No. 77
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 - Notes in negative index - Folio 77. 'Site of Snang-sgo' iron bridge'. [KC 30/5/2006]
Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist, Negative book '9' 'Drikhung, Chongye etc.' [no] 77. 'There was an iron chain bridge between the two islets in the photograph. It was made by Thang-ston rgyal-po. The placeis known as Sgnas-mgo, it is on the north bank of the Gtsang-po (Brahmaputra) north of the Yarlung valley.' [KC 3/6/2006]
Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions the site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 317. "Four miles upstream from the 'On valley a ferry crosses to Rtse-thang on the south bank. It passes two rocky islets with runed masonry towers which formerly supported one of Thang-stong rgyal-po's famous iron-chain bridges."
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "River Tsangpo at Naygo with ruins of iron bridge" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.59.15.77.1.html>.
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