Tsechen monastery

Tsechen monastery

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941


Gyantse Region > Tsechen

Accession number


Image Dimensions

119 x 88 mm

A view of Tsechen monastery on a rocky hillside.

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

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - "Down river from Gyantse on the west bank" [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 7/12/2005]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Tsechen was the site of one of the major battles of the Younghusband expedition en route for Lhasa. "A force of 1200 Tibetans held a fortified monastery at Tsechen which guarded the Shigatse road ... The capture of the monastery opened the road to Lhasa and effectively meant that all routes in and out of Gyantse were controlled by the British Tibet expedition (www.whitworth.cwc.net). [KC 9/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tsechen monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1999.>.

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