Abbot's house at Dungkar Monastery, Chumbi Valley

Abbot's house at Dungkar Monastery, Chumbi Valley

BMH.A.86.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

January 30th 1927


Chumbi Valley Region > Dungkar > Abbot's House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 115

Dungkar Monastery, 6 miles to the north of Yatung. This is the house of the Abbot, the corner of which can be seen in BMH.A.85.1. Hopkinson visited this monastery on January 30th, by way of Galingka Village and the new home of the Yatung Oracle. A monk holding a prayer wheel can be seen in the bottom left of the image

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28

Previous Catologue Number


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - 'A86' has been written on the right edge of the negative in black ink [MS 13/05/2006]

Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The print appears to have been removed from an album, as there are traces of black mounting paper around the edges of the print as if it has been taken out after previously being glued in place. A partially decipherable caption has been written on the back in pencil: "Donker Monastery - Abbot's House - NB Monk with prayer wheel". The number 2 has been written on the front top right corner in pencil. [MS 26/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet A - A. J. Hopkinson ICS Gyantse via Siliguri]: 'Donkya Monastery' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '85 and 86 - The courtyard of an unidentified monastery, probably near to Yatung. The two photographs join together - they show the buildings around two sides of the court' [MS 20/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/53, Letters mainly from Gyantse 1926-27, diary dated January 30th 1927, page A [MS 26/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Abbot's house at Dungkar Monastery, Chumbi Valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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