A chorten at Kargyu

A chorten at Kargyu

BMH.B.55.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Chumbi Valley Region > Kargyu

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 109

A large chorten outside Kargyu in the Chumbi Valley close to Yatung. The man on the left, a nyingmapa monk because of his long hair, is reading from a religious text and has a large number of votive offerings or tsatsa placed around him next to an empty basket. A monk and an elderly man and woman are seated on the other side of the chorten

Further Information


Ritual Activity

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Other Information

In Negative - 'B 55' has been written down the right edge of the image in black ink [MS 30/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '55 - Prayers at chorten near Kargyu' [MS 22/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "A chorten at Kargyu" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.B.55.1.html>.

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