Chorten on road to Gyantse

Chorten on road to Gyantse

BMH.A.11.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

January 2nd 1927?


Gyantse Region >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 85 mm

A chorten on the main road leading into Gyantse, probably taken by Hopkinson in January 1927 when he first entered the town as British Trade Agent

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28

Previous Catologue Number


Other Information

In Negative - 'A11' has been written on the top edge of the negative in black ink. The negative has been machine perforated along the top edge. 18 holes have been perforated in total [MS 05/05/2006]

Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The print appears to have been removed from an album, as there are traces of black mounting paper around the edges of the print as if it has been taken out after previously being glued in place. A partially decipherable caption has been written on the back in pencil: " ? Chorten in Road to Gyantse" The number 8 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil [MS 24/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet A - A. J. Hopkinson ICS Gyantse via Siliguri]: 'Chorten' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '11 - the main road on the way into Gyantse, with the fine chorten through which one has to pass' [MS 21/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/53, Letters mainly from Gyantse 1926-27, Letter dated January 3, page 1 - 6 [MS 24/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Chorten on road to Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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