Wall painting at Nyenying Monastery

Wall painting at Nyenying Monastery

BMH.C.62.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

June 26th 1927


Gyantse Region > Nyenying

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 112

A wall painting in Nyenying monastery, where A. J. Hopkinson visited Dorje Phamo in June 1927

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Other Information

In Negative - 'C-62' has been written on the left edge of the negative in black ink [MS 03/07/2006]

Notes on print/mount - Two contact prints made from this negative are contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The first has the caption "Typical wall painting Nye-nying - One of the gods of the "Four Quarters" which decorate the entrance to every temple", along with 'C 62' and 'H6', all written in pencil on the back of the print. The second print has the caption 'Nyenying' and the references 'C62' and 'H6' on the back in pencil [MS 03/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet C']: 'Nyening wall painting' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'A wall painting in a temple near Gyantse, probably Nying-nyang, which is the temple of Dor-je Pamo' [MS 03/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: For dating of image and further description, see A. J. Hopkinson Archive, OIOC British Library, Mss Eur D998/54, Journal Letters from Gyantse and Various Camps, 1927-28, commencing June 26th 1927, Gyantse, pages 3-9 [MS 03/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Wall painting at Nyenying Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.C.62.1.html>.

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