Mondo outside his house

Mondo outside his house

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

January 1937

Named Person



Lhasa > Mondo's House

Accession number


Mondo standing outside his house in front of an ornately carved doorway. One of a series of images taken on a visit to Mondo by Chapman and other members of the mission

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson

Previous Catologue Number

8.7 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Mondong' has been written beneath the image in the album in pencil, apparently not by Hugh Richardson [MS 18/08/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others on page 26 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 18/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Mondo'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 2: ‘31/3 - Mondo, another Old Rugbeian. He is a monk and was trained as a mining engineer’ [MS 15/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with '8' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Mondo’s house, a weaver and Ragyapa. They seem to have been taken in January 1937 [MS 15/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Mondo outside his house" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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