Former soldier in Gyantse Bazaar

Former soldier in Gyantse Bazaar

BMH.F.46.1 (Film negative)

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Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Gyantse > Bazaar >

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Image Dimensions

112 x 85

Hopkinson states that this muleteer surprised him in Gyantse bazaar by giving a military salute, as photographed here [see Notes]. It emerged that he had formerly been a soldier in the Tibetan army at Lhasa. Here he is seen wearing hide clothes with a textile belt from which a large number of implements are hanging

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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. "Former soldier in Gyantse Bazaar" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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