Khampa nuns wearing distinctive wigs

Khampa nuns wearing distinctive wigs

BMH.F.89.1 (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 111

Khampa nuns wearing distinctive wigs. Two of them carry short staffs. All have striped aprons and are wearing rosary beads. A young child stands in the background

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-89' has been written on the bottom left 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']: 'Nuns' [MS 05/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '89 - Khamba nuns, with their distinctive wigs' [MS 11/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Khampa nuns wearing distinctive wigs" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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