Dochen Lake

Dochen Lake

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941


Khangmar Region > Dochen Lake

Accession number


Image Dimensions

119 x 90 mm

Dochen Lake with snowy mountain peaks in the background.

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 the album mount - "Dochen Lake" is written in capital letters in pencil on the album page below the photograph. [KC 7/12/2005]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - "Dochen Lake. Frozen" [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Roger Croston, detailed in H. Staunton undated Related Documents File, PRM Manuscript Collections] [KC 7/12/2005]

Other Information - Album: This image appears in Staunton's personal album on a page (1999.23.1.7) with three other images. [KC 6/12/2005] [KC 7/12/2005]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: F Spencer Chapman writes in Lhasa: The Holy City , 1940, London: Readers Union Ltd, p.39, "The pyramid of Chomolhari is clear but does not stand out, for from here it is no longer isolated but forms the western peak of a magnificent line of mountains. Dochen Lake, the Hram Tso or Otter Lake, can be seen running up to the foot of them". [KC 7/12/2005]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Margaret Willimason writes in Memoirs of a Political Officer's Wife , 1987, London: Wisdom Publications, p.167, "Our path ran for a time beside the Dochen Lake, a sheet of clear blue water on the far side of which rose a range of snow-clad mountains, among them Chomolhari, regarded as sacred by the Tibetans." [KC 7/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Dochen Lake" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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