2001.59.4.22.1 (Film negative)
Hugh E. Richardson
Lhodrag Region > Nezhi
54 X 43 mm
Negative film nitrate
Donated August 2001
The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson
Richardson's 1950 Lhodrag tour
‘Mk’yen Brtse’s guide to the Holy Places of Central Tibet’, Alfonsa Ferrari, Rome: ISMEO, Serie Orinetale Roma XVI, 1958 [view list of illustrations]
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 - Notes on negative index '4' - Folio 22. 'Tigers claws (u Posho)' ?
Manual Catalogues - 'Album 4: Journey starting at Gong-dkar rdzong on Gtsang-po, 29.18 N. 90.48. E.' No 22. '?Brag-srin-mo sbar rjes, supposed to be claw marks of demoness on rock, north of Gnas-bzhi.' (Typewritten sheet by H.E. Richardson)
Manual Catalogues - [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Paddy Booz; see PRM Related Documents File] '9. Lhobrag Sbrag srim mo rje(n)=sin mo je='demon's track'=claws, or marks, in the rock to the right; (see at right of photo). Opposite Gnas Bzhi (Gnas bshi), which is visible at left of photo. See 20, 30.) [KC 3/3/2006]
Other Information - Location: The cliff is known as Drak Sinmo Barje (Brag srin mo sbar rjes) and also known as Sangri (Mt Snow lion). The marks on the cliff face are believed to be the claw marks of the orgress, who is regarded as the primogenitor of the Tibetan people. [TS 19/5/2005]
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. "Drak Sinmo rock near Nezhi" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.59.4.22.1.html>.
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