Settlement and watchtowers situated near Nezhi

Settlement and watchtowers situated near Nezhi

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Lhodrag Region > Nezhi

Accession number


Image Dimensions

54 X 43 mm

Terraced valley of Tsendro chu where several watchtowers are situated stretching from the base of the mountain below Nezhi (gnas bzhi). A settlement is visible in the centre of the image.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Richardson's 1950 Lhodrag tour

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative album - '4 LHOBRAG 1950' 'Gongkar. Dzaring La. Lha khang Dzong. Sras. Pemaling Tso. Ku la kangri.' written in white in Richardson's hand.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio 25. 'Towers below Gnas Bzhi'

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson's Handlist: "Album 4: 'Journey starting at Gong-dkar rdzong on Gtsang-po, 29.18. N. 90.48 E.' 'No. 25. Towers on left bank of Btsan-'gro chu near Stag ra. 28.15.N. 91.18.E.'

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Paddy Booz; see PRM Related Documents File] "Tsen dro chu valley, near stag ra. 91 degrees 81 min.east, 28 degrees 16 min. north. Note stone tower."

Other Information - History: The tall watch towers are found in border areas of Tibet and are believed to have been constructed during the time of Tibetan empire in 7-8th Century AD. [TS 19/5/2005]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The date is derived from Richardson’s negative album No.4, the cover of which is marked with ‘Lhobrag 1950’. These images seem all to have been developed as part of a batch arising from a trip to Mug, Lhobrag etc in 1950. [MS 22/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Settlement and watchtowers situated near Nezhi" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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