Wall painting in Gyantse

Wall painting in Gyantse

BMH.F.92.1 (Contact Print)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Gyantse >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

80 x 105

A wall painting in an unidentified location in or near Gyantse depicting the Guardians of the Four Quarters

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 was made using Velox paper. The print bears the extended caption "Wall FRESCO showing two of the 'Gods of the Four Quarters', the Guardians of the entrance to every temple in Tibet - At Gyantse (13200 ft - 160 miles from Lhasa)" written on the back of the print in pencil, as has been the caption 'F.92' [MS 11/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

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

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Wall painting in Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.F.92.1.html>.

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