Nagartse fort ( dzong )

Nagartse fort (dzong)

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941


Yamdrok Tso Region > Nagartse

Accession number


Image Dimensions

110 x 66 mm

A distant view of Nagartse fort (dzong) with mountains in the background and storm clouds.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1999

Donated by

Diana Hughes


H. Staunton

Photo also owned by

Diana Hughes

Other Information

Notes on album mount - "Nagtse" is written in capital letters in pencil below the photograph. [KC 13/12/2005]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - "Nangatse, near Yamdrok Tso [Lake]" [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Roger Croston, detailed in H. Staunton undated Related Documents File, PRM Manuscript Collections]. [KC 13/12/2005]

Other Information - Album: This image appears in Staunton's personal album on a page (1999.23.1.10) with five other images. [KC 9/12/2005]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: F Spencer Chapman writes in Lhasa: The Holy City , 1940, London: Readers Union Ltd, p.60, "The rounded mountains on the left run down to a massive fort on a spur above Nangartse village which is separated from the lake by a mile or two of very green grass. ... The fort is most impressive with grim bare whitewashed walls, and a line of dark red along the summit." [KC 13/12/2005]

Other Information - Location: Nangartse (snga dkar rtse) is situated on the route between Gyantse (rgyal rtse) and Lhasa north of the Yamdrok Tso (Yar 'brog mtsho) lake. The fortified building serve as the residence of the Dzongpon (rdzong dpon), the district governor, and as the adminstrative centre of the area. [TS 18/4/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Nagartse fort ( dzong )" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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