Monks playing musical instruments, Melong Tradun

Monks playing musical instruments, Melong Tradun

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Khangmar Region > Melong Tradun

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 60 mm

Four monks, wearing wigs, playing musical instuments (two rgya gling oboes and two dung chen long horns) outside the walls of Melong Tradun monastery on the Tibet Bhutan border.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album - 'NYEMO. SAMYE. YARLUNG. RGYAL.' is written on the cover of this blue negative album in white in Richardson's hand. [KC 24/3/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on Blue negative album index - No. 96. 'do' [Sangjan near Hram-mtsho].

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's handlist: 'Blue Album. [Nos.] 93-100. 'At or near Melong Tradun (Brag-mdun) rnying-ma (red hat) monastery on Tibet Bhutan border near Hram-mtsho lake.'

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Paddy Booz; see PRM Related Documents File] 'Melong Tradun, Melong Tradung, Me long brag mdun. The name means 'Mirror in front of the Rock'. The mirror in this case is a lake, Ram Tso, near Bhutan. Men with wigs and trumpets.'

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monks playing musical instruments, Melong Tradun" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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