Image of Tsongkapa at Phari

Image of Tsongkapa at Phari

BMH.G.61.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Chumbi Valley Region > Phari

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 112

Image of Tsongkapa at Phari placed in shrine surrounded by butter lamps and other ritual objects

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 - 'G-61' has been written along the right edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 19/08/2006]

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 caption "Tsong-kaba or Je'Rimpoche' (the great Reformer who died in 15th Century AD) - a flashlight picture at Phari" and the reference 'G.61' has been written on the back of the print in pencil [MS 19/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet G']: 'Tsong kaba - F.L.' [MS 05/05/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Image of Tsongkapa at Phari" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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