Phalha seated on a chair in a garden

Phalha seated on a chair in a garden

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

1948, 1949

Named Person

Phalha Dronyer Chenpo


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka?

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 57 mm

Phalha seated on a chair in a garden with hollyhocks in the background. He was the Dalai Lama's dronyer (mgron gnyer chen po) chamberlain and planned his escape from Tibet in 1959. He is wearing monks' robes and felt boots and there is a carpet at his feet.

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

Other Information

Notes on negative album - '7' 'PEOPLE'

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio 49. 'do' [Phala].

Other Information - 'This is Phala.' [TT in conversation with KC] [KC 9/6/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Phalha seated on a chair in a garden" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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