Keru temple in the 'On valley

Keru temple in the 'On valley

BMR.6.8.81 (Transparency colour)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo



Tsangpo Valley Region > 'On Valley > Keru

Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

The Keru (ke ru) temple in the 'On valley. There is a dry stone wall in the foreground and fields.

Further Information


Richardson's 1949 tour of the Yarlung and Chyongye valleys

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‘Mk’yen Brtse’s guide to the Holy Places of Central Tibet’, Alfonsa Ferrari, Rome: ISMEO, Serie Orinetale Roma XVI, 1958 [view list of illustrations]

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.] 81. Keru Lhakhang (Ong Keru). (See R. Vitali's Early Temples of Central Tibet .)' [KC 10/10/2006]

Other Information - Location: Richardson mentions this site in
High Peaks, Pure Earth , London, Serindia Publications, 1998, p. 317, "Some eight miles up the 'On valley is the ancient temple of Ke-ru (1949). It has a small assembly hall and at the back of it a red-painted door in roughly carved pillars opens onto the ancient chapel in which is a superb Sakyamuni Buddha, perhaps the most beautiful in Tibet. ... There is also a chapel of Atisa with a mchod-rten in the Indian style." [KC 5/6/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Keru temple in the 'On valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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