Detail of Norbu Lingka gate

Detail of Norbu Lingka gate

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information




Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

September 16th 1936?


Lhasa > Norbu Lingka > Gate

Accession number


Carved and painted wooden entrance to the Norbu Lingka showing the top part of the pillars. Decorated with floral motifs, lotus flowers, cranes and snow lions, an emblem of Tibet

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

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

Other Information

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others of architectural detail in the Norbu Lingka on page 48 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 25/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: See 1998.131.351 for a very similar photograph of this portion of the gate in the Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at the Pitt Rivers Museum [MS 25/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Detail of Norbu Lingka gate" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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