Rock painting of Guru Rinpoche near Gyantse

Rock painting of Guru Rinpoche near Gyantse

BMH.F.26.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Gyantse Region >

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Image Dimensions

115 x 85

A painting on a rock of Guru Rinpoche close to Gyantse. Followers of the Nyingma school of Buddhism consider him to be the 2nd Buddha. Otherwise known as Padmasambhava, the Tibetan or Tantric school of Buddhism developed from his teachings in the 8th century

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. "Rock painting of Guru Rinpoche near Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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