Competitor at Gyantse Gun and Arrow competition

Competitor at Gyantse Gun and Arrow competition

BMH.C.31.1 (Contact Print)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

June 21st 1927?


Gyantse > Paper Factory

Accession number


Image Dimensions

80 x 106

A competitor on horseback at the shooting contest holding his bow and with arrows carried in a quiver on the side of his saddle. This photograph was probably taken on the occasion of the annual Gun and Arrow Competition at Gyantse in 1927.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


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

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - The original negative from which this print was developed is missing. Two contact prints, made using Velox paper, are placed in the original negative sleeve, although neither of them has any inscription on the back and the brand name style suggests that they were made sometime after the original photograph was taken [MS 03/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

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

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'A competitor' [MS 03/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image and further description, 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. "Competitor at Gyantse Gun and Arrow competition" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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