BMR.6.8.81 (Transparency colour)
Hugh E. Richardson
Tsangpo Valley Region > 'On Valley > Keru
60 x 90 mm
Richardson's 1949 tour of the Yarlung and Chyongye valleys
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‘Mk’yen Brtse’s guide to the Holy Places of Central Tibet’, Alfonsa Ferrari, Rome: ISMEO, Serie Orinetale Roma XVI, 1958 [view list of illustrations]
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.] 81. Keru Lhakhang (Ong Keru). (See R. Vitali's Early Temples of Central Tibet .)' [KC 10/10/2006]
Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 317, "Some eight miles up the 'On valley is the ancient temple of Ke-ru (1949). It has a small assembly hall and at the back of it a red-painted door in roughly carved pillars opens onto the ancient chapel in which is a superb Sakyamuni Buddha, perhaps the most beautiful in Tibet. ... There is also a chapel of Atisa with a mchod-rten in the Indian style." [KC 5/6/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Keru temple in the 'On valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.6.8.81.html>.
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