Statue of Padma Karpo at Thegcholing

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Gyantse Region > Thegcholing

Accession number


Image Dimensions

133.5 X 88.5 mm

Statue of Padma Karpo (pad ma dkar po) in lotus position seated on a cushion on a wooden-framed chair at Thegcholing (theg mchog gling). The image is dressed in monks clothes and is wearing an abbot's hat. There is a row of seven bowls of water offerings in front of the statue on a painted wooden table and a painted scroll (thangka) behind the statue.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver , Enlargement

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Padma dkar-po Nyang Theg mchog gling' is written on the reverse of print in blue ink in Richardson's hand.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio 63. 'Padma Karpo at Theg mchog'.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson Hand List. 'Album No. 2 [no.] 43. Statue of the 'Brug-pa Lama Padma-dkar-po at Theg-mchog gling.'

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The contact print of this image was developed with a related batch of negatives identifiable by the batch number '609', of which there are twently nine similarly marked 6x4.5 contact prints in the Richardson Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum. Some of these prints have been dated by Richardson to October 1950, and others relate to places that he visited only in 1948-9 and it seems likely, therefore, that this image was taken within this period [MS 17/12/2005]

Other Information - Person: Padma Karpo (pad ma dkar po, 1527-1592) Also known as Drugchen Padma Karmpo ('brug chen pad ma dkar po), Ngawang Norbu (ngawang dbang nor bu) personal name. Kunga Namgyal Norbu, (kun dga' rnam rgyal nor bu) ordination name. [TS 22/3/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Statue of Padma Karpo at Thegcholing" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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