Main entrance to Palkhor Chode, Gyantse

Main entrance to Palkhor Chode, Gyantse

BMH.C.16.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

May to July 1927?


Gyantse > Palkhor Chode >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 103

The main entrance to Palkhor Chode monastery at Gyantse. Steps leading inside the building are covered with crowds of people, including many women wearing distinctive Gyantse-region hooped head-dresses. Yak hair curtains and religious symbols can be seen

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 - 'C-16' has been written along the top edge of the negative in black ink [MS 01/07/2006]

Notes on print/mount - "Entrance to Palkor Choden Monastery at Gyantse" and the references 'C.16' and 'H6' have been written on the back of the print in pencil [MS 01/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet C']: 'Crowd at Hlagang' [MS 28/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Main entrance to Palkhor Chode, Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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