Wool caravan by Gyantse Dzong

Wool caravan by Gyantse Dzong

BMH.F.23.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Gyantse > Dzong

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 112

A caravan of pack animals loaded with wool are led down a path away from Gyantse. The Dzong can be seen in the background, as can the settlements that surround the hill. The striped walls of buildings on the left of the image indicate that this is monastic property

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 - 'F-23' has been written along the right edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 11/08/2006]

Notes on print/mount - Two contact prints made from this negative are contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The prints were made using Velox paper. The first has the caption 'Gyantse. Old Fort. Wool caravan in foreground' written on the back in pencil along with the reference 'F.23'. The second has the same reference number but accompanied by the name 'A. J. Hopkinson', all again written in pencil [MS 11/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet F']: 'Yaks in front of jong' [MS 04/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '23 - wool train leaving Gyantse, with the dzong in the background; the monastery just visible. Monastery property is demarcated by the striped walls' [MS 04/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Wool caravan by Gyantse Dzong" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.F.23.1.html>.

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