Palkhor Chode Monastery

Palkhor Chode Monastery

1998.157.25 (Transparency colour)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

March 1937?


Gyantse > Palkhor Chode

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 61

Part of Palkhor Chode Monastery in Gyantse. Built in the early 15th Century.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Dufay , Transparency Colour

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

In Negative - 'ILS CT 52' has been written on the back right hand edge of the transparency in pencil [MS 07/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This photograph seems to have been taken on the return journey from Lhasa in February - March 1937. Chapman describes an earlier visit to the dzong to take photographs in the Mission Diary for August 15th 1936 and in his book Lhasa The Holy City [London: Chatto & Windus, 1938; reprint, London: Readers Union Ltd., 1940, pp. 54-55] but he does not describe seeing the Palkhor Chode monastery at close quarters en route to Lhasa in 1936. [MS 28/1/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Palkhor Chode Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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