2001.59.5.85.1 (Film negative)
Hugh E. Richardson
Chumbi Valley Region > Phari > Chomolhari
57 X 55 mm
Negative film nitrate
Donated August 2001
The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson
Hugh E. Richardson
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]
Notes on negative index '5' - Folio 83.'do. [ PHARI]'
Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist - 'Vol. 5' Nos. 82-86. 'Phari (Phag-ri)'. [KC 7/9/2006]
Other Information - Setting: Pha ri (phag ri) is situated at 4360 m and is one of the highest settlements in the world. The town served as a major trading centre between Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim. It also served as the main administration centre for Western Tibet. It is surrounded by major Himalayan peaks, in the east Chomolhari is visible and in the west lies the Kunchenjunga range. (TS)
Other Information - Dates: This is one of a group of 25 images for which contact prints were made using the same printing out paper although with slighty different tonal qualities as some are very sepia toned. However, there is a very limited number of images in the collection printed out on this type of paper. One of the images in this group is from Samye and Richardson states that he photographed and copied this particular inscription pillar in 1949 [ A Corpus of Early Tibetan Inscriptions , Royal Asiatic Society: James G. Forlong Series, No. XXIX, p.26]. This suggests that the images may have been taken around that time [MS 17/12/2005]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Chomolhari from Phari " 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.59.5.85.1.html>.
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