Changra Dzong

Changra Dzong

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Gyantse Region > Changra

Accession number


Image Dimensions

43 X 54 mm

Changra (lcang ra) Dzong (fort) near Gyantse. There are fields enclosed by stone walls in the foreground containing harvested crops or hay. A horse is grazing on the right.

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 53. 'Changra near Gyantse'

Other Information - Location: Changra (lcang ra) is situated to the south-west of Gyantse and historically it was one of the most important Buddhist sites in Tibet during the 14th-15th Century. The Gyatse Prince Phagpa Palsangpo (1318-70) invited the great scholar and compiler of the Tibetan canon, Buton (bu ston, 1290-1364) to found a temple at Changra. Changra is also the site of a large number of burial mounds of the noble families of the Yarlung dyansty, (7th-10th Century AD). [TS 16/3/2005]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The contact print of this image was developed with a related batch of negatives identifiable by the batch number '609', of which there are twently nine similarly marked 6x4.5 contact prints in the Richardson Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum. Some of these prints have been dated by Richardson to October 1950, and others relate to places that he visited only in 1948-9 and it seems likely, therefore, that this image was taken within this period [MS 17/12/2005]

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

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