Dorje Pamo's Doctor

Dorje Pamo's Doctor

BMH.D.80B.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928

Named Person

Dorje Pamo's doctor



Accession number


Image Dimensions

113 x 85

The monk official who acted as Dorje Pamo's doctor standing in a garden (left), with another man who is holding the Doctor's brocade hat in his left hand. Dorje Pamo was the highest female incarnation lama in Tibet. Although Hopkinson does not comment fully upon his relationship with this man, by June 1927 he referred to him as "my old friend" [see Notes]

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 - The bottom edge of the negative has been cut very crudely such that some of the image has been cut away [MS 29/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'Dorje Phamo's doctor' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - 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 4-6 for the fullest account of a meeting with this man and Dorje Pamo herself, in which Hopkinson refers to his friendship with the Doctor [MS 29/07/2006]

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

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