2001.59.4.97.1 (Film negative)
Hugh E. Richardson
Yamdrok Tso Region > Talung Dzong
54 X 43 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 - '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 in negative album '4' - Folio 97. 'Ta lung'
Manual Catalogues - Richardson Handlist- Album 4. 'Journey starting at Gong-dkar rdzong on Gtsang-po, 29. 18. N 90. 48 E', '[nos.] 97. Rta- lung monastery c 28.48 N. 90 27.E. Bo dong pa sect (possibly the name is Stag-lung of Yar-'brog).'
Manual Catalogues - [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Paddy Booz; see PRM Related Documents File] 'Talung, Talung Dzong, Rta lung (not to be confused with Talung! - Stag lung -). This Talung appears as a block on a hill south of Nagartse, near Yamdrok Tso lake.'
Research publication - Hugh Richardson, High Peaks, Pure Earth. Collected Writings on Tibetan History and Culture , 1998, Serindia. London. Plate 80. "Rta-lung Rdzong." [KC 10/11/2006]
Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 324, " ... [Situated] on an isolated hillock is Rta-lung Rdzong (1950) and near its foot the ancient temple of Thar-pa-gling founded by Srong-brtsan Sgam-po as one of those to bind the limbs of the demoness. ..."
Other Information - Background: The monastery and dzong (fort) is known as lho stag lung (Taklung south) and not to be confused with Taklung monastery near Lhasa. Taklung is a branch monastery of Nying ma monastery of Dorje Drak (rdo rje brag) in Gongkar Dzong (gong dkar rdzong). [TS 20/6/2005]
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 mainly to have been developed as part of a batch arising from a trip to Mug, Lhobrag etc in 1950, as well as images taken on other trips during this year (eg: Talung/Reting). The batch development numbers 608-615 on the back of the contact prints run sequentially and the images seem all to have been developed at the same time, and must therefore have been taken in or around this date. In addition, 2001.59.4.83.2, one of this batch, has also been identified on the back as having been taken in 1950 [MS 22/12/2005]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Talung Dzong near Yamdrok Tso Lake" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.59.4.97.1.html>.
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