Kargyu Monastery

Kargyu Monastery

BMH.E.30.1 (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

Kargyu monastery in the snow seen from above. Photograph taken in the winter of 1927-28

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 - 'E 30' has been written on the right edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 31/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet E']: 'Kargyu and Rinchengong' [MS 04/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '30 - Different view of teh above' [i.e.: E.29 - '29 - the monastery of Kargyu, whose abbot (unphotographed) was indistinguishable from an Indian Saddhu. In an early letter AJH mentions that there were large sculptures here of the Buddha - these were not seen by Mrs H., though she recalls a magnificent gilded copper figure of 1000-armed Avolokitsvara'] [MS 29/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Kargyu Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.E.30.1.html>.

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