Phunkhang Yabshi Kung, his wife and son

Phunkhang Yabshi Kung, his wife and son

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo


Named Person

Phunkhang Yabshi Kung, Phunkhang Yabshi Kung's wife, Phunkhang Yabshi Kung's son


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 57 mm

Phunkhang Tashi Dorje (phun khang bkra shis rdo rje) (b.1888), his wife and son standing in a garden. They are wearing clothes typical of the Lhasa aristocracy.

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. 7 'Phunkhang, Lhacham and Ralung [sp.?]

Other Information - Biography: 'Phunkhang, wife and one of his 4/5 sons.' [TT in conversation with KC] [KC 9/6/2006]

Other Information - Biography: See Luciano Petech, Aristocracy and Government in Tibet 1728-1959 , Serie Orientale Roma XLV, Roma: Is. M.E.O, 1973 pp. 152-3 for a summary of Phunkhang Tashi Dorje's (b. 1888) main achievements. He was appointed a member of the council of ministers ( bka' blon ) in 1938 until his dismissal in 1946. He was a staunch supporter of the Reting Regent. He suffered from very bad eyesight. [KC 24/6/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Phunkhang Yabshi Kung, his wife and son" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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