Nyenying Monastery

Nyenying Monastery

BMH.D.42.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

June 26th 1927


Gyantse Region > Nyenying Monastery

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Image Dimensions

85 x 114

Nyening Monastery near Gyantse. A. J. Hopkinson visited there in June 26th 1927 with a French traveller called Mlle Lafugie, when they went to see Dorje Pamo, the highest incarnate woman lama in Tibet. Her main monastery was at Samding, but she was at this time resident in Nyening. The photograph shows the main entrance to the monastery, with two oxen outside being loaded with goods. A large prayer pole can be seen in the right of the image

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


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

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet D']: 'Nye Nying'

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 June 26th 1927, Gyantse, pages 3-9 [MS 15/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Nyenying Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.D.42.1.html>.

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