BMH.F.54.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
January 25th 1928?
Raja Taring , Rani Taring, Jigme Taring, Miss Taring, Chime Taring
Gyantse Region > Taring House > Chapel
85 x 118
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'F-54' has been written on the left edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 11/08/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet F']: 'Group in Tering's chapel F.L. F8/1M' [MS 05/05/2006]
Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '54 - the elder lady to the left is Mrs Taring, while on her right is Mr Taring; Miss Taring is also seen. The photograph is taken in the Taring's house at lunch - note the fine thang-ka , the butter lamps, the presentation scarves, the images and the torma . On the table note a chang jug with a lump of butter on the spout. Also on the table is a chema , a barley flour and butter sculpture' [MS 10/08/2006]
Other Information - Dates: This photograph may have been taken on January 25th 1928. Hopkinson wrote in his journal letters for this date that he, Dean, Mulligan, Wangdi, Co and Pemba went to the Tering house for lunch and that there were many ceremonies taking place in and around Gyantse at this time in readiness for the Tibetan New Year [A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing January 25th 1928, Gyantse, page 1]. . Although Hopkinson dined with the Taring's on a number of occasions, this dating corresponds with the sequence of images that seems to exist in Hopkinson's negative album labelled 'F' in the British Museum Collection [MS 12/08/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The Tarings in their family chapel" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.F.54.1.html>.
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