2001.59.15.83.1 (Film negative)
Hugh E. Richardson
East Kyichu Valley Region > Uru Katshal
55 x 55 mm
Negative film nitrate
Donated August 2001
The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson
Richardson's 1948 tour of the East Kyichu Valley
Negative Album 9 No. 83
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 83. 'MAL GRO DGON DKAR'. [KC 30/5/2006]
Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist, Negative book '9' 'Drikhung, Chongye etc.' [no] 83. 'Mal 'gron dgon-pa also known as Ka-tshal. Mkhyen-brtse p 110. Mal-gro is some 40 mles up stream from Lhasa (East) on left bank of Skyid chu.' [KC 5/6/2006]
Research publication - High Peaks, Pure Earth , H. E. Richardson, London, Serindia Publications, 1998, plate 44.
Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 306, " ... near the mouth of a wide valley stands Dbu-ru Ka-tshal (1948-9), a temple in miniature founded by Srong-brtsan Sgam-po as one of those intended to suppress the demoness threatening Tibet. 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." Also, 'One of Srong-brtsan sgam-po's reputed foundations which has a genuine appearance of antiquity was the tiny Thugs-dam Gtsug-lag-khang of Ka-tshal at Mal-gro Gong-dkar. ... It was barely thirteen metres long, and one had to squeeze around the ambulatory behind the altar. ... Nearby there was a large and wealthy temple founded by Padmasambhava." (p.294) [KC 5/6/2006]
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