Talung monastery

Talung monastery

BMR.6.8.215 (Transparency colour)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

1939, 1950


Phagchu Valley Region > Talung

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

Talung monastery.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Transparency Colour


Hugh E. Richardson

Other Information

Technical Information - The cameras 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.] 215. Talung Monastery, north of Lhasa. It escaped the invasion of the Dzungars because it was hidden in the recesses of a valley.' [KC 11/10/2006]

Other Information - Background: Richardson recalls his visit to this monastery in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London: Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 310-11. "... the great monastery of Stag-lung (1939, 1950) sheltered in a grassy fold of the 'Phags-chu valley. It was founded in 1180 by Stag-lung-thang-pa Bkra-shis-dpal who initiated the Stag-lung branch of the Bka'-brgyud-pa school. The monastery is dominated by the massive, rectangular, almost windowless block of the lha-khang chen-po, three storeys high, painted red with a broad white band on top. It was built in the early thirteenth century. ... To the south of the lha-khang chen-po was an extensive grassy enclosure, dotted with widely spaced residences of monks ... ". [KC 21/10/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Talung monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.6.8.215.html>.

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