Tsechu Bumpa reliquary monument ( mchod rten)

Tsechu Bumpa reliquary monument (mchod rten)

BMR.6.8.78 (Transparency colour)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Yarlung Valley Region > Tsechu Bumpa

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Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

The reliquary monument (mchod rten) of Tsechu Bumpa (tshes chu bum pa) in the Yarlung Valley not far from Tsetang yu'i lhakhang. There is a house on the left hand side of the image with branches and prayerflags on the roof and some people beside it.

Further Information


Richardson's 1949 tour of the Yarlung and Chyongye valleys

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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.] 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

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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