Gyantse from the dzong

Gyantse from the dzong

BMH.B.41.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March 14th 1927


Gyantse (from dzong)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 107

A view of Gyantse as seen from the Dzong. The walls of the town and the Kumbum, the great chorten of Gyantse can be seen in the centre right of the image. Hopkinson probably took this photograph on the afternoon of March 14th 1927 when he went to repay the calls of the two Dzongpon who had visited him previously

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '41 - View of Gyantse from Jong' [MS 22/04/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing March 13th 1927, Gyantse, pages 5-6 [MS 30/06/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Gyantse from the dzong" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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