Mounted Escort from Frontier Force at Gyantse

Mounted Escort from Frontier Force at Gyantse

BMH.F.4.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Gyantse > >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 108

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. Here the soldiers are lined up adjacent to one of the temples in Gyantse Monastery. The walls of the monastery precinct can be seen on the hillside above. The soldier on the extreme left carries a furled Union Jack flag. A small crowd of Tibetan people looks on in the background

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Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Other Information

In Negative - 'F-4' has been written along the top edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 11/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

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

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '4 - the same 13th Frontier Force Regiment inside the monastery at Gyantse, on some now unknown duty. In the background is the red-painted enclosing wall of the monastery. The building in the middle distance is a minor temple; a college to the right' [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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