Members of the Sakya family on a visit to Lhasa

Members of the Sakya family on a visit to Lhasa

BMR.6.8.57 (Transparency colour)

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Flipped Negative

Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo


Named Person

Sakya Tri Rinpoche, Sakya Tri Rinpoche's wife, Sakya Dagchen


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

Members of the Sakya family in the garden of Dekyi Lingka. They include the Sakya Tri Rinpoche [when image is flipped] who is third from the left and the boy fifth from the left has the title Dagchen. His mother has a large hooped headdress adorned with silk and corals, turquoises and pearls. She is also wearing a ga'u amulet box around her neck.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Transparency Colour


Hugh E. Richardson

Flipped Negative

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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.] 57. The Sakya family. The impressive man third from the left is Sakya Tri Rinpoche. The wife wears the large headdress. The boy, fifth from left, has the title Dagchen. He went to Seattle with his family, and his wife is the author of Princess in the Snows. Photo taken in Lhasa.' [KC 10/10/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Members of the Sakya family on a visit to Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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