View of temple in Lamo monastery

View of temple in Lamo monastery

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

1939, 1949


East Kyichu Valley Region > Lamo

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 55 mm

The view from the roof of a monastic building at Lamo (la mo) monastery. There is an insense burner (bsang khang) in the foreground on the right and a tree in the centre of the image. The temple is surmounted by a gilded sloping roof.

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

Previous Catologue Number

Negative Album 9 No. 94


‘Mk’yen Brtse’s guide to the Holy Places of Central Tibet’, Alfonsa Ferrari, Rome: ISMEO, Serie Orinetale Roma XVI, 1958 [view list of illustrations]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album (slip cover) - 'Drikhung. Chongye. etc.' in Richardson's hand in white. (Yellow spine label) 'DRIKHUNG. CHONGYE. KOTSHAL. RGYAMA. Ganden 1948'. (Cover) - '9 DRIKHUNG. CHONGYE. YARLUNG. GYAMA. GANDEN' [KC 15/5/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes in negative index - Folio 94. 'do' [LA MO DGON PA] [KC 30/5/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist, Negative book '9' 'Drikhung, Chongye etc.' [nos] 92 - 95. 'La-mo monastery, some four miles downstream from the Rgya-ma valley (also on the left bank of the Skyid chu) the seat of the Chos-skyong oracle. See Mkhyen-brtse p 109 note 111.' [KC 5/6/2006]

Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 306, "The La-mo (1939, 1949) monastery, further upstream and beyond Dga'-ldan, was founded in the eleventh century by Klu-mes Tshul-khrims shes-rab, one of the principal figures of the later diffusion of the faith. The monastery was patronised and enriched by the eighteenth century noble Stag-rtse Mi-dbang, who treacherously colluded with the Dzungars. His armour and weapons are kept in the mgon-khang . La-mo is the seat of an oracle-priest whose robe and helmet are on a throne in a side chapel. Some of the wall paintings showed Bka'-gdams-pa hierarchs but the monastery was latterly Dge-lugs-pa."

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View of temple in Lamo monastery " 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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