Palm leaf folios at Tsurphu

Palm leaf folios at Tsurphu

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Tolung Valley Region > Tsurphu

Accession number


Image Dimensions

43 X 54 mm

Palm leaf book laid out on a piece of wood with a number of folios extended in front of it at Tsurphu. A piece of string is threaded through the holes in the centre of the folios. There is a low table to the right in the background.

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 front of negative album - '6' 'JOMOLHARI; [illegible]; TSURPHU; NAPSO DORING'; Notes on back of negative album: 'JOMOLHARI; CHARSADDA; PESHAWAR; ABBOTABAD [?sic]; KULU; TSURPHU SCROLL & MSS.; GARDEN'; Notes on spine: 'JOMOLHARI; NWFP; TSURPHU SCROLL'

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio. 65. 'do' [Palm leaf book Tsurphu].

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Richardson mentions being shown these palm-leaf manuscripts on a visit to Tsurphu in High Peaks, Pure Earth , H. E. Richardson, London, Serindia Publications, 1998, "I was shown letters from Chinese emperors and many other treasures, including palm-leaf manuscripts." (p. 732)

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Palm leaf folios at Tsurphu" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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