2001.59.3.1.1 (Film negative)
Hugh E. Richardson
Lhodrag Region > Lhakhang dzong > Khoting
85 X 56 mm
Negative film nitrate
Donated August 2001
The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson
Richardson's 1950 Lhodrag tour
Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album - '3' 'MUG, LHOBRAG GORGE, GYANTSE. KHAMPA DANCERS. CHIPSHA MEN, CHOPA, APSOS, DREPUNG. NORBULING. DEKYI. POTALA' written in white on the front cover in Richardson's hand.
Manual Catalogues - Notes in negative index - Folio 1. 'Tshongpon Norbu shrine, Lhakhang'.
Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Hand List: 'Album no.3 [no.] 1. 'Miniature Shrine of legendry hero Tshong-dpon Nor-bu in temple at Lha-khang Rdzong.'
Other Information - Background: Tsongpon Norbu Zangpo (Tshong dpon Nor-bu bzang po), a renowned merchant, is mythologised in Tibet opera (lha mo) because he renounced his wealth and devoted himself to a religious life. Richardson describes Tsongpon Norbu Zangpo as "a Tibetan Robin Hood". This shrine is at Lha khang Dzong near the border with Bhutan.
Other Information - Setting: Richardson describes this chapel at the temple of Mkho-mthing at Lha-khang Dzong in High Peaks, Pure Earth , 1998, London: Serindia, p. 322, "In another large chapel whose walls and pillars are painted red is a big mchod-rten ... In front of it is a minature shrine complete with pillars and a door, dedicated to Tshong-dpon Nor-bu bzang-po, a Tibetan Robin Hood. There are traces of gilding and arabesque paintings."
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Shrine of Tsongpon Norbu Zangpo at Lhakhang Dzong" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.59.3.1.1.html>.
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