2001.59.15.78.1 (Film negative)
Hugh E. Richardson
Tsangpo Valley Region > Ngari Dratshang
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. 78
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 78. 'Mnga' ris grwa tshang'. [KC 30/5/2006]
Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist, Negative book '9' 'Drikhung, Chongye etc.' [no] 78. 'Mnga' ris Grwa-tshang. See Mkhye-brtse p 119 note 188.' [KC 3/6/2006]
Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 317, "About twenty miles downstream [of Samye monastery] where the secluded and beautiful 'On valley joins the Gtsnag-po, Mnga'-ris Grwa-tshang (1949) stands proudly on a rocky pinnacle. It was founded in the mid-sixteenth century by the second Dalai Lama to be a college for monks from west Tibet. ... The monks have the western custom of pronouncing every letter of a word when reading."
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Ngari Dratshang monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.59.15.78.1.html>.
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