BMH.G.40.1 (Film negative)
A. J. Hopkinson
February 20th 1928
Gyantse > Palkhor Chode
85 x 110
Negative film nitrate
A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28
In Negative - 'G-40' has been written along the right edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 19/08/2006]
Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet G']: 'Black Hat dance' [MS 05/05/2006]
Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'Gyantse - the lama dances, a black-hat dancer carrying a phurbu ' [MS 12/08/2006]
Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing February 19th 1928, Gyantse, page 4 [MS 19/08/2006]
Other Information - Description: Hopkinson commented in his journal about this event: “I went into the changing room while they [the Black Hat dancers] were dressing and you can’t imagine how friendly they are - One youth came up and asked me to take his photo in his get-up, and he stopped in the ceremonial procession, specially, so as to pose!” [A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing February 19th 1928, Gyantse, page 4] [MS 19/08/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tse Gutor at Palkhor Chode, Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.G.40.1.html>.
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