Phunkhang standing behind a bronze vessel on a table

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo


Named Person

Phunkhang Kusho


Lhasa > Phunkhang House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

62 X 60.5 mm

Phunkhang Jamphel Nyamnyid standing behind a low wooden table on which a bronze vessel and lid dating back to Srongtsen Gampo's time (7th century AD) is placed. He is wearing the insignia of an official (long earing in his left ear and his hair is done up in a top knot). Behind him is a doorway with a decorated wooden doorframe and on the right there is a pillar and decorated capital.

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/mount - 'Song bcan cauldron Thro' is written on the reverse of the print in pencil in Richardson's hand and 'Velox' in an oval is stamped in black ink.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson' hand list: Album 2. [no.] 54. 'A bronze kitchen vessel preserved in Phun-khang family and said to have come from kitchen of Srong-brtsan sgam-po; the cover is later'.

Other Information - History: Phunkhang (phun khang)) is the name of the 11th Dalai Lama's (1838-1856) family. The full name is Phuntsog Khangsar (phun tshogs khang gsar).

Other Information - Person: Phunkhang Jamphel Nyamnyid (Phun khang 'jam dpal mnyam nyid, (1920-1945?) also known as Phunkhang Je trung.

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: See 2001.59.2.106 and 2001.59.2.78 and 2001.59.2.79 for other images of this vessel [MS 17/12/2005]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The date range 1946-50 has been given for this image because the group of contact prints to which these images appear to be related can be dated to this period [MS 17/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Phunkhang standing behind a bronze vessel on a table" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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