Wall painting near Gyantse

Wall painting near Gyantse

BMH.F.20.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928

Named Person

Tsering Wangdi



Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 107

A wall painting in an alcove along a path near Gyantse. The alcove has apparently been carved into the rock and then supported with timbers and a stone base. An unknown Tibetan man hoists a protective matting cover aloft to reveal the painting beneath. Rai Sahib Wangdi, who probably by the time this photograph was taken (if post-1927) had received the honour Rai Bahadur, can be seen on the left of the image

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Wall painting near Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.F.20.1.html>.

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