Main entrance to Palkhor Chode, Gyantse

Main entrance to Palkhor Chode, Gyantse

BMH.C.17.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

May to July 1927?


Gyantse > Palkhor Chode >

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Image Dimensions

85 x 108

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 - A small piece of red paper has been stuck on the right edge of the negative [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]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'The crowd by the monastery, with women conspicuous in their best jewellery, all of them gossiping together with their kids' [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 June 26th 1927, Gyantse, pages 1-3 [MS 01/07/2006]

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

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