BMR.6.8.78 (Transparency colour)
Hugh E. Richardson
Yarlung Valley Region > Tsechu Bumpa
60 x 90 mm
Richardson's 1949 tour of the Yarlung and Chyongye valleys
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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 - 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.] 78. Tsechu Bumpa, large chorten, in the background. Yarlung Valley. It is said to produce life-giving water.' [KC 10/10/2006]
Other Information - Setting: Richardson mentions this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 296, " ... the Tshes-chu bum-pa, a large white mchod-rten - the Vase of Eternal Life - built to contain a crystal image from India given to Padmasambhava. It is said that water pours from it on the fifteenth day of each month." [KC 14/6/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tsechu Bumpa reliquary monument ( mchod rten)" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.6.8.78.html>.
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