Chomolhari from Phari

Chomolhari from Phari

BMH.A.38.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

January 21st 1927?


Chumbi Valley Region > Chomolhari (from Phari)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

111 x 85

A view of Chomolhari as seen from Phari. Chomolhari wrote often in his journals and letters about what an impressive sight Chomolhari was when seen from the Phari plain

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 - 'A38' has been written on the top edge of the negative in black ink. [MS 12/05/2006]

Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. A caption has been written on the back in pencil: "A J Hopkinson - Chomolhari 23,930 feet high - A 38". [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]: 'Chomolhari fr. Phari' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '38 - Chomolhari from Phari' [MS 21/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This image was probably taken when Hopkinson was travelling back to Yatung from Gyantse between January 17th and 26th 1927. He was in Phari on January 21st 1927. 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 21 1927,pages 1 - 16 [MS 24/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Chomolhari from Phari" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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