Pavilion of the Norbu Lingka palace in Lhasa

Pavilion of the Norbu Lingka palace in Lhasa

BMR.6.8.10 (Transparency colour)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Norbu Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

A pavilion of the Norbu Lingka pavilion. It is surrounded by a walled garden with plants in flowerpots. There is an awning stretched from each side of the roof of the pavilion to provide shade.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Transparency Colour


Hugh E. Richardson

Other Information

Technical Information - The camera used to take this collection of colour slides (Dufay colour) were a Zeiss Super Ikonta and a Reflex Korelle. [KC 09/10/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Typewritten handlist entitled 'Hugh Richardson Collection, The British Museum. Photographs taken between 1936-50. Cameras: Zeiss Super Ikonta, Reflex Korelle. 300 colour slides (Dufay colour); copies made Jan. 1995.
[no.] 10. Pavilion inside the Norbulingka, on the east side near the entrance gate.' [KC 09/10/2006]

Other Information - Location: Hugh Richardson mentions the Norbu Lingka palace in High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 304, "West of the main city lies the summer residence of the Dalai Lama at the "Jewel Park" of Nor-bu-gling-ka (1936-50). The park covers a large area containing four palace complexes, an opera ground and some government buildings. First established by the seventh Dalai Lama in the mid-eighteenth century, the initial site was greatly augmented by the eighth and thirteenth incumbents. The present Dalai Lama added his palace as recently as 1954-6."

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Pavilion of the Norbu Lingka palace in Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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