BMH.A.82.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
January 30th 1927
Yatung Oracle, Yatung Oracle's wife
Chumbi Valley Region > Galingka > Oracle's House
85 x 115
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'A82' has been written on the right edge of the negative in black ink. [MS 12/05/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet A - A. J. Hopkinson ICS Gyantse via Siliguri]: 'Ditto [GA-LIN-KA] 'The Oracle' ' [MS 28/04/2006]
Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '83 and 82 - The private chapel/reception room in the house of the oracle near Yatung. Note the icons, boxes, offerings - also a European clock, a hurricane lamp, a photograph and tea-pots as well as offering bowls containing water and gau . He must have served the local monasteries such as Kargyu (where they had a fine 1000-armed Avalokitesvara) and the monastery just past Ningma (or is it Lingma?) -tang [Lingmatang], the monastery where the Dalai Lama arrived at on his flight south from Lhasa in 1959' [MS 20/04/2006]
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 dated January 30th 1927, page A [MS 26/06/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Yatung Oracle and his wife at home" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.A.82.1.html>.
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