Raja and Rani Taring standing in front of tent

Raja and Rani Taring standing in front of tent

BMR.6.8.31 (Transparency colour)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo


Named Person

Raja Taring, Rani Taring


Gyantse Region

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

Raja and Rani Taring standing in front of an appliqué tent. She is wearing the typical, hooped Tsang headdress commonly worn in Gyantse adorned with corals, turquoises and pearls. There is a fine ga'u necklace around her neck and she is wearing a striped apron. He is wearing a fine silk robe and a round hat.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Transparency Colour


Hugh E. Richardson

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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.] 31. Taring Raja and Lhacham (Lhacham=Grand Lady). He was the half-brother of the Maharaja of Sikkim, she was the sister of Ragashar Shappe. He chose to live in Tibet at Taring near Gyantse.' [KC 09/10/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Raja and Rani Taring standing in front of tent" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.6.8.31.html>.

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