View of temple in Lamo monastery

View of temple in Lamo monastery

BMR.6.8.197 (Transparency colour)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

1939, 1949


East Kyichu Valley Region > Lamo monastery

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

Temple and monastic buildings at Lamo gompa. There is a large tree in an enclosure in the foreground.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Transparency Colour


Hugh E. Richardson

Other Information

Technical Information - The camera used to take this collection of colour slides (Dufay colour) were a Zeiss Super Ikonta and a Reflex Korelle. [KC 09/10/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Typewritten handlist entitled 'Hugh Richardson Collection, The British Museum. Photographs taken between 1936-50. Cameras: Zeiss Super Ikonta, Reflex Korelle. 300 colour slides (Dufay colour); copies made Jan. 1995.
[no.] 197. Lamo Gompa, an old monastery northeast of Ganden. It was founded in 1009, early in the Second Diffusion of Buddhism in Tibet. It was the home of an oracle, who was attached to the protector Tsangpa Karpo (White Brahma).' [KC 11/10/2006]

Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 306, "The La-mo (1939, 1949) monastery, further upstream and beyond Dga'-ldan, was founded in the eleventh century by Klu-mes Tshul-khrims shes-rab, one of the principal figures of the later diffusion of the faith. The monastery was patronised and enriched by the eighteenth century noble Stag-rtse Mi-dbang, who treacherously colluded with the Dzungars. His armour and weapons are kept in the mgon-khang . La-mo is the seat of an oracle-priest whose robe and helmet are on a throne in a side chapel. Some of the wall paintings showed Bka'-gdams-pa hierarchs but the monastery was latterly Dge-lugs-pa." [KC 20/10/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View of temple in Lamo monastery " 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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