The Tibetan Trade Agent at home in Pipitang

The Tibetan Trade Agent at home in Pipitang

BMH.B.8.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

December 26th 1926?

Named Person

Miru Gyalwa


Chumbi Valley Region > Pipitang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

115 x 85

The Tibetan Trade Agent Depon Miru Gyalwa. This photograph was taken at Pipitang outside the residence of the Tibetan Trade Agent in December 1926 when Hopkinson visited the Depon en route to his post in Gyantse. Crowds can be seen in the courtyard of the house and a saddled horse ready to be mounted can be seen behind the Depon

Further Information


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

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Other Information

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: "Tibetan Trade Agent (Depon) Pipitang (Yatung) Dec-26-1926". The number 6 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil. [MS 29/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: 'Depon Miru Gyalwa' [MS 29/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The Tibetan Trade Agent at home in Pipitang" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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