Masked dancer at Palkhor Chode monastery in Gyantse

Masked dancer at Palkhor Chode monastery in Gyantse

BMR.6.8.136 (Transparency colour)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Gyantse > Palkhor Chode

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

A masked dancer at the Palkhor Chode monastery in Gyantse. He represents Yamantaka (Jigje) with horns and a garland of skulls surmounted by a wish fullfilling jewel. The dancer is holding ritual objects in both his hands and a costume of silk brocade.

Further Information


Ritual Activity

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.] 136. Masked dance at Gyantse. The figure is Yamantaka (Jigje). Dances at Palkhor Chode Monastery are performed at the end of the year and once in the summer.' [KC 10/10/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Masked dancer at Palkhor Chode monastery in Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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