Masked dancer at Palkhor Chode monastery in Gyantse

Masked dancer at Palkhor Chode monastery in Gyantse

BMR.6.8.138 (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 is wearing a mask representing a deity and holding ritual objects in both his hands. His costume is made out of silk brocade. The buildings of the monastery can be seen behind him.

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.] 138. Masked dancer at Gyantse.' [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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