Mounted Escort from Frontier Force at Gyantse

Mounted Escort from Frontier Force at Gyantse

BMH.F.2.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Gyantse > Polo Ground

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 105

Sikh soldiers in the mounted escort formed from the 13th Frontier Force, which resided at the Fort in Gyantse while the British Trade Agency was there. The soldier on the extreme left carries a furled Union Jack flag

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 left edge of the negative has been crudely cut down the left hand side [MS 11/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet F']: 'Mounted escort' [MS 04/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '1 & 2 - 13th Frontier Force Regiment parading on ponies on the polo-ground outside the Fort' [MS 04/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Mounted Escort from Frontier Force at Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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