Stand for radung horns at Tse Gutor

Stand for radung horns at Tse Gutor

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

February 10th 1937


Lhasa > Potala

Accession number


Lacquered wood ceremonial trumpet stand for radung horns decorated with Citapati skeleton figure in ceremonial dress. Taken at the Potala on the occasion of the Tse Gutor ceremony used by the ceremonial horns of the Namgye Tratsang monks that accompanied the dances

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

C.19 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - The contact print has been made using Velox printing out paper and the trade name in an oval is visible on the back of the print. The batch development number '631' has been printed on the back of the print in red ink [MS 02/04/2006]

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]: '1/2 Trumpet stand' [MS 02/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Potala and dancers at the Potala. They seem to have been taken on or around February 10th 1937, mainly related to the Tse Gutor ceremony on that day [MS 02/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: See 1998.131.612.1&2 for an image of this stand in use during the Tse Gutor [MS 04/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Stand for radung horns at Tse Gutor" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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