Pillar and stone lions in Nechung monastery

Pillar and stone lions in Nechung monastery

1999.23.2.38 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941


Lhasa Area > Nechung

Accession number


Image Dimensions

112 x 67 mm

A courtyard of the Nechung monastery with a stone pillar in the centre and two stone lions on either side. There are also two insense burners on either side. The temple is surmounted by a golden roof.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1999

Donated by

Diana Hughes


H. Staunton

Photo also owned by

Diana Hughes

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - "Velox" is stamped on the back in black ink and the number 619 in red.

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Richardson comments: "Courtyard at the Nechung Temple" [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Roger Croston, detailed in H. Staunton undated Related Documents File, PRM Manuscript Collections]

Other Information - Cultural Background

Other Information - Cultural Background: Nechung

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Pillar and stone lions in Nechung monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1999.23.2.38.html>.

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