Carvings in Tsigyu temple, Gyantse

Carvings in Tsigyu temple, Gyantse

BMH.F.91.1 (Contact Print)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Gyantse > Tsigyu Temple

Accession number


Image Dimensions

79 x 104

Carvings in Tsigyu temple, Gyantse. The central figures depict (left to right) Guru Rinpoche, Chenrezi and a recently deceased lama [see Notes]

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


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

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The print bears the extended caption "Interior of a small temple (Tsi-gyu Hlagang) at Gyantse, showing ( L - R) Guru Rimpoche (the founder of Lamaism) Cho Chenrezi (of whom the Dalai Lama is an incarnation) and a recently deceased lama" written on the back of the print in pencil, along with the reference 'F.91' [MS 11/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet F']: 'Guru Rimp. [Rimpoche] and Cho Rimp [Rinpoche]' [MS 05/05/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Carvings in Tsigyu temple, Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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