Yamdrok Tso Lake

Yamdrok Tso Lake

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Yamdrok Tso Region > Yamdrok Tso

Accession number


Image Dimensions

57 X 55 mm

Yamdrok Tso Lake with snow-capped mountain range in distance. There are light spots across the bottom of the image.

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 negative album - '5' 'Yaso. Serpang. Byamspa gdan dren. Taarpa gling Oracle, lhosar [?] ceremonies. Jo mo lhari, Phari' is written on the negative album in white in Richardson's hand. [KC 31/7/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio 76. 'Yar-'brog mtsho'. [KC 31/7/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: The full name of the lake is Yamdrok Yutso (yar 'brog g.yu mtsho). It is the largest lake in Tibet covering some 754 sq km and is one of the holiest lakes in Tibet and legend says that if the lake runs dry, Tibet will no longer be inhibitable. (TS)

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Yamdrok Tso Lake" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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