A nobleman's country house near Ushangdo.

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

May 1948


Lhasa Area > Ushangdo

Accession number


Image Dimensions

58 X 56 mm

A nobleman's country house near Ushangdo. There is a wall of mud bricks in the foreground and the house is behind it. It is a low building with a courtyard where there are cattle. There are prayer flags suspended from the roof. There are trees and mountains in the background.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

Other Information

Notes on print - 'rNam rgyal sgari near HUshang' is written on the reverse of print in Richardson's hand in pencil and '22' encircled also in pencil. 'Velox' in an oval is stamped in black ink. [KC 11/3/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Hand List: 'Album no. 2 [no.] 17. Noble's country house near 'U-zhang'. [KC 10/3/2006]

Other Information - History: Ushangdo ('u shang do) is situated on the east bank of the lower Kyi chu and historically is one of the most important religious sites. The Tibetan king Tri Ralpachan (khri ral pa can, 815-838 ) build a nine storey temple at Ushangdo in the 9th century AD. At the time of Richardson's visit the area was in ruin and traces of the original structure and complex can be seen. [TS 2/1/1970]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "A nobleman's country house near Ushangdo." 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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