Monk holding the seal of Tsurphu

Monk holding the seal of 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

A monk holding out the Tsurphu seal which is decorated with embossed metalwork. A building of the monastery can be seen 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. 78. 'Tsurphu seal'.

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Richardson mentions being shown this seal on a visit to Tsurphu in High Peaks, Pure Earth , H. E. Richardson, London, Serindia Publications, 1998, "There are also treasures from the earlier connection ... with the Mongol Yuan dynasty: ... a great gold seal inscribed in hor-yig, with a dragon on the handle." (p. 732)

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monk holding the seal of Tsurphu" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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