Dingja and monk at Gyantse Fort

Dingja and monk at Gyantse Fort

BMH.G.42.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

February 28th 1928?

Named Person



Gyantse > Fort

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 116

Dingja and a young monk in the Fort at Gyantse. A member of the Trade Agency or related staff can be seen sitting on the balcony above

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-42' has been written along the right edge of the negative in blue-black ink [MS 19/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

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

Other Information - Description: [Extract from taped interview, Richard Blurton and Mrs Hopkinson] '42 - The man in the hat with the earring is the brother-in-law of Tsarong Shappe, accompanied by a young monk who has just returned from China. His niece or great-niece was connected with the Sikkim royal family, and did notable relief work amongst Tibetan children in Sikkim, following the invasion of Tibet. Sangster or Dean on the balcony' [MS 12/08/2006]

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 March 2nd 1928, Gyantse, page 1 [MS 19/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Dingja and monk at Gyantse Fort" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.G.42.1.html>.

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