Kuku La (Pema Tsedong) in front of a tent

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo


Named Person

Kuku La



Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 60 mm

Kuku La, (Pema Tsedong) the Maharajah of Sikkim's daughter with her hair in plaits and wearing a striped apron standing in front of an appliquéd tent. She married Phunkhang Se, Gonpo Tsering (b.1918) in 1940.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

Other Information

Notes on print - 'Coocula' (in pencil) is written on the reverse of print in Richardson's hand, 'VELOX' is stamped in black and
'2+' is written in blue pencil and '38" is written in the top left hand corner. [KC 5/7/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio 19. 'Kuku La Coocoo'

Other Information - Biography: 'This is Kukula, a daughter of the Maharaja of Sikkim, who married Phunkhang Sras, the son of Phunkhang. She later lost an arm in the 1970s due to gangrene setting in.' [TT in conversation with KC] [KC 9/6/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Kuku La (Pema Tsedong) in front of a tent" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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