Keru temple in the 'On valley

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Tsangpo Valley Region > 'On Valley > Keru

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 60 mm

The Keru (ke ru) temple in the 'On valley. There is a dry stone wall in the foreground and fields. Overexposed.

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/mount - ' Keru ' 'Keru', 'On Dzong', 'On Keru' 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 80. 'do' [On Ke ru]. [KC 30/5/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist, Negative book '9' 'Drikhung, Chongye etc.' [no] 80. 'On Ke-ru, in a valley north of the Mnga'-ris. See Mkhyen-brtse p 119 note 188.

Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 317, "Some eight miles up the 'On valley is the ancient temple of Ke-ru (1949). It has a small assembly hall and at the back of it a red-painted door in roughly carved pillars opens onto the ancient chapel in which is a superb Sakyamuni Buddha, perhaps the most beautiful in Tibet. ... There is also a chapel of Atisa with a mchod-rten in the Indian style." [KC 5/6/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Keru temple in the 'On valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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