Young monk at Shanang Monastery near Samada

Young monk at Shanang Monastery near Samada

BMH.D.2.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

July 19th 1927


Khangmar Region > Samada > Shanang Monastery

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 105

A young monk outside Shanang Monastery near Samada, which, according to A. J. Hopkinson, had been left empty since the Younghusband Expedition of 1904 [see Notes]. He visited the monastery on July 19th en route from Gyantse to Yatung

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 - 'D-2' has been written down the left edge of the negative in black ink [MS 14/07/2006]

Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The caption "A typical monastery near Samada with a small occupant in front [Degu]" has been written on the back in pencil [MS 14/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'Small monk at monastery near Samada' [MS 28/04/2006]

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 July 19th 1927, Camp Samada, pages 1-2 [MS 14/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Young monk at Shanang Monastery near Samada" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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