Nechung Oracle, Lobsang Jigme at Dekyi Lingka

Nechung Oracle, Lobsang Jigme at Dekyi Lingka

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo


Named Person

Nechung Oracle Lobsang Jigme


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 57 mm

The Nechung Oracle, Lobsang Jigme, seated on a chair in the garden of Dekyi Lingka part of which may be seen in the background. He is wearing monks robes with the long silk brocade coat underneath worn by high-ranking monks.

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 negative album cover- '7' 'PEOPLE'

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Notes on negative index - Folio. 3 'Trungyig chenpo Liushar'

Other Information - Biography: 'The Nechung Oracle. He came out of Tibet with the Dalai Lama in 1959. He died in Dharamsala. The long brocade coat he is wearing was only worn by high lamas'. [TT in conversation with KC] [KC 9/6/2006]

Other Information - Biography: In a letter to his parents (05/05/1948) Richardson writes that he had just had tea with the new Nechung Oracle, "He is a very shy boy of 18 and it was hard work making him talk". (MS Or Richardson 3 folio 270)

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Nechung Oracle, Lobsang Jigme at Dekyi Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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