Inscribed wooden board at Trapshi

Inscribed wooden board at Trapshi

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

1936 - 1950


Lhasa > Trapshi

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 X 57 mm

Ornately carved wooden board with inscription in Tibetan and Chinese at Trapshi. It has an ornately carved border which includes dragon and lucky symbols motifs. It is being held up by a man in a fur hat and there is a monk to the side on the left.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


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.'

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio 94/5. 'Inscribed board at Trapshi'.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's hand list: 'Album no.2' [nos.] 64-5. [Typewritten] 'Inscribed, decorative wooden tablet recording foundation of temple near Se-ra in mid 18th Century.' [Handwritten in Richardson's hand] 'My Ching Dynasty Inscription at Lhasa, p.22.'

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Inscribed wooden board at Trapshi" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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