Temple of Khoting at Lhakhang Dzong

Temple of Khoting at Lhakhang Dzong

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Lhodrag Region > Lhakhang Dzong > Khoting

Accession number


Image Dimensions

54 X 43 mm

The sloping and flat roofs of the temple of Khoting at Lhakhang Dzong monastery. There are also prayer flag poles on the roofs. The sloping roof appears to be made of wooden shingle. There is a white light mark at the bottom 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


‘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 - '4 LHOBRAG 1950' 'Gongkar. Dzaring La. Lha khang Dzong. Sras. Pemaling Tso. Ku la kangri.' is written on the cover of the negative album in white in Richardson's hand. [KC 19/4/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index '4' - Folio 37. 'Lhakang'

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.] 37. Mkhom-mthing Lhakhang.'

Research publication - Hugh Richardson, High Peaks, Pure Earth , 1998, London: Pure Earth, Plate 74.

Other Information - Richardson wrote about his visit to the site in
High Peaks, Pure Earth , 1998, London: Serindia, p. 321 "Here is the ancient but little known temple of Mkho-thing (1950) founded by Srong-brtsan Sgam-po as one of his twelve (some say 108) temples to bind down the limbs of a female demon manacing his kingdom and to give spritual protection to his borders. Half hidden by a buckthorn hedge, it is a little, self-effacing, white-walled building with a roof of wooden shingles and a small, flat, slate-covered rgya-phyibs topped by an insignificant gilded finial." [TS 6/6/2005]

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 mainly to have been developed as part of a batch arising from a trip to Mug, Lhobrag etc in 1950, as well as images taken on other trips during this year (eg: Talung/Reting). The batch development numbers 608-615 on the back of the contact prints run sequentially and the images seem all to have been developed at the same time, and must therefore have been taken in or around this date. In addition, 2001., one of this batch, has also been identified on the back as having been taken in 1950 [MS 22/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Temple of Khoting at Lhakhang Dzong " 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.>.

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