Women on lingkhor outside Gyantse

Women on lingkhor outside Gyantse

BMH.B.94.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Arthur Hopkinson


A. J. Hopkinson

Date of Photo

1927 - 1928


Gyantse > Lingkhor

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 108

Three women, possibly two nuns and a lay woman wearing a large Gyantse region head dress, walking along the path that formed the Holy Circuit or Lingkhor around Gyantse and which went very close to the British Fort. The woman in the front is carrying a prayer wheel and has an amulet box at her neck. An irrigation channel can be seen running alongside the path on the right of the image

Further Information


Ritual Activity

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate


A. J. Hopkinson's Tour of Duty as British Trade Agent, Gyantse, 1927-28

Other Information

In Negative - The edges of the negative have been cut very crudely [MS 30/06/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - [Caption in A. J. Hopkinson's negative album 'Tibet B']: '94 - Women doing sacred circuit' [MS 22/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Women on lingkhor outside Gyantse " 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_BMH.B.94.1.html>.

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