Monks from Kargyu visit Yatung

Monks from Kargyu visit Yatung

BMH.E.5.1 (Film negative)

Image for comparison


Raw Image

Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

August 13th 1927


Chumbi Valley Region > Yatung > British Trade Agent's House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 118

A group of monks from the Kargyu Monastery in the lower Chumbi Valley on an annual visit to Yatung. The older monks are seen lined up outside the British Trade Agent's house, while three young monks have their portraits taken by A. J. Hopkinson. Some of the Agency staff are standing in the residency porch

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 5' has been written on the left 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 D']: 'Kargyu monks' [MS 28/04/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '5 - a group of Kargyu monks at the house of the British Trade Agent in Yatung. Probably they have come down into the valley at a time of festival, perhaps the Tibetan New Year' [MS 29/07/2006]

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 August 14th 1927, page 2

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monks from Kargyu visit Yatung" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

For more information about photographic usage or to order prints, please visit the The British Museum.

© The British Museum