Bronze vessel dating back to Srongtsen Gampo's time

Bronze vessel dating back to Srongtsen Gampo's time

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Phunkhang House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 X 57 mm

A bronze vessel and decorated lid dating back to the time of the Tibetan emperor Srongtsen Gampo (7th century AD) and kept in the Phunkhang family house. It is standing on a wooden table.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - - Notes on front of negative album in Richardson's hand in white: '2' 'Ramagang, 'Ushang, Tshurphu rgyal, Misc pillars'. On the reverse of negative album written in blue ink on white labels in Richardson's hand: 'Hu zhang, Pa blon chen, Pha bong ka, Nyenchen thang lho, Rva sgreng, Khro 'brug, etc. etc.' [KC 10/3/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson' hand list: "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 - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: See 2001.59.2.106 and 2001.59.2.77 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. "Bronze vessel dating back to Srongtsen Gampo's time " 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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