The road leading from Gyantse to Lhasa

The road leading from Gyantse to Lhasa

BMH.A.24.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

January 16th 1927

Named Person

Lieutenant Moss, Namgyal, Tsering Wangdi, Tami


Gyantse Region > Road leading to Lhasa

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 111 mm

Lieutenant Moss [left], Rai Sahib Tsering Wangdi, the Head Tibetan Clerk at Gyantse, and Tami, Hopkinson's orderly can be seen on the road leading from Gyantse to Lhasa. On this occasion they were on their way to have lunch with Taring Raja and his family, who lived 7 miles outside Gyantse along the Lhasa Road

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Other Information

In Negative - 'A24' has been written on the right edge of the negative in black ink. [MS 05/05/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet A - A. J. Hopkinson ICS Gyantse via Siliguri]: 'The party - Moss, Namgyal etc.' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '24 - the plain outside Gyantse - the pony of AJH [Arthur Hopkinson] visible to the right (saddle empty as he is taking the photograph), probably with Sangster on the left' [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, Diary January 16th dated Gyantse 21 Jan 1927, page F [MS 24/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The road leading from Gyantse to Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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