Man turning prayer wheels, Palkhor Chode

Man turning prayer wheels, Palkhor Chode

BMH.C.1.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March 19th 1927


Gyantse > Palkhor Chode

Accession number


Image Dimensions

109 x 85

A man at Palkhor Chode monastery, Gyantse, just below the Kumbum, holding rosary beads and a prayer wheel and spinning the larger prayer wheels along the path around the monastery

Further Information


Ritual Activity

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet C']: 'Turning prayer wheels' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'Turning the prayer wheels. There are a series of prayer wheels outside the mani walls outside the Palkhor chorten. He is a visiting person, he has homespun hat on; turning the prayer wheels as he goes along, turning his own at the same time' [MS 01/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing March 20th 1927, Gyantse, pages 6-9 [MS 01/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Man turning prayer wheels, Palkhor Chode" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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