Ngari Rinpoche, Tenzin Choegyal

Ngari Rinpoche, Tenzin Choegyal

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

1948, 1949

Named Person

Ngari Rinpoche


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka?

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 57 mm

Ngari Rinpoche, Tenzin Choegyal, (b.1946) in the arms of a servant. He is about two years old, has a shaven head and wearing a robe of light-coloured silk and felt boots. There is a man on the right holding the Rinpoche's brocade hat. There is a tree and an appliqué tent 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 negative album - '7' 'PEOPLE'

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio 8. 'Ngari Rinpoche'

Other Information - Biography: Ngari Rinpoche is the youngest brother of the Dalai Lama born in Lhasa in 1946. He was recognised as Ngari Rinpoche, an incarnation of the spiritual leader of several monasteries in Ngari, a large region of western Tibet. [KC 26/6/2006]

Other Information - Biography: Jetsun Pema, the Dalai Lama's sister recalls her little brother in Tibet My Story, London: Element , 1998 pp.41-2, "At the same time, another reincarnation was living in our house: my youngest brother, Tenzin Choegal, a rinpoche or spiritual master to whom we also paid great respect. He, however, shared our everday life and was sometimes very mischievous. At meal times, he did not think twice about getting down from his chair and joining us to be naughty, much to his tutor's distress. ... Everyone let him do exactly what he wanted, because of his position as a rinpoche." [KC 26/6/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Ngari Rinpoche, Tenzin Choegyal" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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