Women drawing water in Gyantse

Women drawing water in Gyantse

BMH.B.96.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Gyantse >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 105

A group of women drawing water using large wooden buckets, which they carry with a strap across their chest and shoulders. Prayer flags can be seen in the upper foreground of the image and people can be seen walking along the paths adjacent to the water channels

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 - The edges of the negative have been cut very crudely [MS 30/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '96 - Ditto [Drawing water]' [MS 22/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Women drawing water in Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.B.96.1.html>.

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