Pilgrims on Lingkhor during festival of Saga Dawa

Pilgrims on Lingkhor during festival of Saga Dawa

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

May 25th 1937?


Lhasa > Lingkhor

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 85 mm

Groups of people gathered around a chorten in the centre of the image during the festival of Saga Dawa, which commemorates the enlightenment of the Buddha and his attainment of nirvana. A long line of pilgrims can be seen on the outer pilgrimage route around Lhasa, receding into the distance. A figure wearing a hat is visible in the bottom right hand corner, a horse with an European style sadle is on the edge of the frame.

Further Information


Ritual Activity

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Pilgrims on Lingkhor during festival of Saga Dawa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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