Skating on pond below Gyantse dzong

Skating on pond below Gyantse dzong

BMH.E.90.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

January 25th 1928?

Named Person

Lieutenant Sangster?, Captain Dean?, Captain Mulligan?


Gyantse > Dzong

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 106

Skating on the pond below Gyantse dzong. Buildings on the side of the hill on which the dzong was situated can be seen on the right of the image. One of the entrance gates can be seen in the lower centre 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

Other Information

In Negative - 'E90' has been written on the top edge of the negative in black ink . The right edge of the negative has been cut very crudely [MS 31/07/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

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

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93 and 94 - skating on the pond at the base of the outcrop on which the dzong at Gyantse is situated - note the remnants of the fortifications. In 89, left to right, is Dean, Mulligan and Sangster' [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 January 25th 1928, Gyantse, page 1 [MS 31/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Skating on pond below Gyantse dzong" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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