Dorje Pamo's nephew at Nyenying Monastery

Dorje Pamo's nephew at Nyenying Monastery

BMH.C.65.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

June 26th 1927

Named Person

Dorje Pamo's nephew


Gyantse Region > Nyenying

Accession number


Image Dimensions

115 x 85

Dorje Pamo's nephew, sitting by himself on a chair, photographed at Nyenying Monastery. A. J. Hopkinson visited Dorje Phamo in June 1927 with Mlle Lafugie, a French traveller who stayed for some time in Gyantse and whom Hopkinson assisted.

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-65' has been written on the bottom edge of the negative in black ink [MS 03/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet C']: 'DORJE PHAMO's nephew' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'Dor-je Pamo's nephew' [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 3-9 [MS 03/07/2006]

Other Information - Description: A. J. Hopkinson wrote in his journal for this day: “After I had been there 10 minutes I got the Rimpoche to allow Mlle Lafugie to draw her portrait. Then they asked us to photo a charming little nephew of Rimpoche’s outside. This ended by our going downstairs to photo the hole boiling in the Porch. They kept us waiting quite half an hour, putting on their glad rags, and then they did come down and to my surprise I found that the Incarnation had come all that way down too!” [ibid. p.6].

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Dorje Pamo's nephew at Nyenying Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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