Radung stand in Sera Monastery

Radung stand in Sera Monastery

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

October 18th 1936


Lhasa Area > Sera

Accession number


Ceremonial stand for a pair of radung or extendable ceremonial horns, front view. Flaming jewel decoration on top and makara heads on sides.

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

CD.5 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

Other Information

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others on page 50 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 26/08/2006]

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]: 'Trumpet stand at Sera'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 2: ‘16/4 - Stand for long trumpet covered in gold leaf’ [MS 26/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CD.' seem to have been taken in October 1936, with this image datable to the period 18th October. 'CD.' prefixed images comprise a group of negatives containing images of Sera monastery, Gundeling, Potala, Chakpori, swans and hoopoe, shepherd with sling, Dekyi Lingka, stone lions outside Chinese legation, elephant passing the Potala. This image also bears a striking resemblance to 2001.35.98.1 in the Nepean collection in the PRM, the two photographs evidently having been taken at the same time with the photographers only inches apart [MS 20/1/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Radung stand in Sera Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMR.>.

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