Mountains and valley south east of Mawochok

Mountains and valley south east of Mawochok

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Lhodrag Region > Mawochok

Accession number


Image Dimensions

54 X 43 mm

View of valley surrounded by bare mountains south east of Mawachok (smra bo lcogs). There is a small settlement on the right in the valley below.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Richardson's 1950 Lhodrag tour

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album - '4 LHOBRAG 1950' 'Gongkar. Dzaring La. Lha khang Dzong. Sras. Pemaling Tso. Ku la kangri.' written in white in Richardson's hand.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio 19. 'below Mao cog' [smra lcogs]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist. 'Album 4. Journey starting at Gong dkar rdzong on Gstang-po, 29.18 N. 90.48 E. [no.] 19.'Looking S.E. from do. [smra lcogs]

Other Information - Background: Richardson describes the site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 321, " On the hillside above Ris-med Lha-khang is Smra-bo lcogs-pa (1950). Originaly founded in the time of the kngs, it became the home of the famous gter-ston, "discoverer of hidden religious texts", Myang-ral Nyi-ma 'od-zer. In front of the temple are two large mchod-rten which are much visited by pilgrims."

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The date is derived from Richardson’s negative album No.4, the cover of which is marked with ‘Lhobrag 1950’. These images seem all to have been developed as part of a batch arising from a trip to Mug, Lhobrag etc in 1950. [MS 22/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Mountains and valley south east of Mawochok" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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