Taktra monastery eight miles west of Lhasa

Taktra monastery eight miles west of Lhasa

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Lhasa Area > Taktra

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 X 57 mm

Taktra (Stag brag) monastery some eight miles west of Lhasa. There are fields in the foreground.

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 front of negative album in Richardson's hand in white: '2' 'Ramagang, 'Ushang, Tshurphu rgyal, Misc pillars'. On the reverse of negative album written in blue ink on white labels in Richardson's hand: 'Hu zhang, Pa blon chen, Pha bong ka, Nyenchen thang lho, Rva sgreng, Khro 'brug, etc. etc.' [KC 10/3/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio 48. 'STAG BRAG Taktra'.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson Hand List. Album No. 2 [no.] 30. 'Taktra (Stag brag) monastery c. 8 miles west of Lhasa.'

Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions this site in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 313, " ... on the west bank of the Skyid-chu just below the point where it is joined by the Stod-lung-chu, in a narrow valley is the monastery of Stag-brag (1950), a Dge-lugs-pa foundation built on the site of an ancient btsan-khang attributed to Srong-brtsan Sgam-po and preserving images of the Religious Kings said to have come from the old building." Also, "It is said that where the monastery now stands there was formerly an ancient btsan-khang , ... which is believed to have been built by Srong-rtsan Sgam-po ..." ( ibid . 230)

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Taktra monastery eight miles west of Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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