Blind woman beggar with prayer wheel

Blind woman beggar with prayer wheel

BMH.G.27.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Gyantse >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 114

A blind woman beggar with prayer wheel seated in front of the doorway to a house, painted with a religious symbol

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 - 'G-27' has been written along the top edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 19/08/2006]

Notes on print/mount - One contact print made from this negative is contained in A. J. Hopkinson's negative case with the negative. The print was made using Velox paper. The caption 'A typical beggar at Gyantse' has been written on the back of the print in pencil [MS 19/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet G']: 'Blind beggar' [MS 05/05/2006]

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] 'Gyantse - blind beggar with leather covered prayer wheel, sitting before her house. Smallpox was very common' [MS 12/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Blind woman beggar with prayer wheel" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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