A shrine in Gyantse dzong lhakhang

A shrine in Gyantse dzong lhakhang

BMH.B.50.1 (Contact Print)

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Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

March 14th 1927


Gyantse > Dzong >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 109

A shrine in Gyantse Dzong lhakhang with butter lamps placed in front of the images. Hopkinson 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

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - The caption "Interior of the beautiful little temple in the Monastery at Gyantse" and 'H6' have been written on the back of the print in pencil [MS 30/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '50 - Jong Hla-gang' [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. "A shrine in Gyantse dzong lhakhang" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.B.50.1.html>.

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