Khampa pilgrims in Gyantse

Khampa pilgrims in Gyantse

BMH.F.18.1 (Film negative)

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Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928



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Image Dimensions

85 x 108

A group of Khampa men, probably in Gyantse. They all carry staffs and carry loads upon their backs. They are standing in front of a mani wall in which a number of inscribed stones can be seen.

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Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet F']: 'Khamba pilgrims to Shigatse' [MS 04/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'Khamba pilgrims on the route to Shigatse. Note the
mani -stones behind. The colour of the stoney landscape was remarkable in its great variety. There was almost no vegetation to speak of, and yet the rocks were a display of different colours and shades from violet to sandy brown' [MS 04/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: In his notes for BMH.F.19.1, A. J. Hopkinson states that these men are pilgrims en route to Shigatse [see Related Image Notes] [MS 11/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Khampa pilgrims in Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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