Potala from the north

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2001. (Print)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Potala (from north)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 60 mm

Potala from the north with Chakpori on the right of the image. There is a mountain range in the background and fields in the foreground.

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 - '609' and 'Velox' in an oval are stamped on the reverse of print. [KC 13/9/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Other prints in the collection with ‘609’ Red batch numbers have been identified as having been taken in 1c.1938 and there does seem to be a relationship between the batch numbers across different prints - although this relationship may be just between 6x9 and 6x4.5 images and needs to be further explored [MS 22/12/2005]

Other Information - Background: A view of Chagpori (lchags po ri) medical college founded by the Desi Sangye Gyatso in 1696. The college form a centre of training of Amchi, (doctor) and the manufacture of Tibetan medicine. (TS)

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Potala from the north " 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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