Old woman spinning prayer wheel, Gyantse Bazaar

Old woman spinning prayer wheel, Gyantse Bazaar

BMH.C.77.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928. May - July 1927?


Gyantse > Bazaar

Accession number


Image Dimensions

105 x 85

An old woman seated in front of a wall, apparently in Gyantse bazaar according to Hopkinson's notes. She is spinning a prayer wheel and holding rosary beads

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 77' has been written in black ink on the top edge of the negative [MS 13/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet C']: 'Gyantse Bazar - Blind old woman ditto [with prayer wheel]' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'A blind beggar in Gyantse bazaar with prayer wheel' [MS 13/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Hopkinson visited Gyantse bazaar many times during his time as Trade Agent in 1927-28. However, this group of images seems to be related to others taken during his time in the town during May -July 1927 [MS 13/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Old woman spinning prayer wheel, Gyantse Bazaar" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.C.77.1.html>.

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