Hide coracle on the river near Lhasa

Hide coracle on the river near Lhasa

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

September 3rd 1936


Lhasa > Kyichu

Accession number


Hide coracle on the river near Lhasa, probably close to the crossing point near the Dekyi Lingka

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson

Previous Catologue Number

CM.35 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Coracle for crossing Tsangpo' has been written beneath the image in the album in pencil, apparently not by Hugh Richardson [MS 26/08/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others of boats on page 70 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 26/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Boats'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 1, From Gangtok to the Natu La August 1936: ‘24/4 - Coracle of yak hide stretched over wooden frame’ [MS 26/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CM' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Drepung Monastery, river behind Dekyi Lingka, Pargo Kaling, Chakpori, Turquoise Bridge, boats, Potala, ‘air views’, all apparently taken between August 30th and September 3rd 1936 [MS 10/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Hide coracle on the river near Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.>.

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