Group of monks from Nechung monastery

Group of monks from Nechung monastery

BMR.6.8.56 (Transparency colour)

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Flipped Negative

Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo


Named Person

Lobsang Jigme



Accession number


Image Dimensions

60 x 90 mm

A group of monks from Nechung monastery. The second monk on the left (seated) with a dog on his lap [when flipped] is Lobsang Jigme who succeeded Lobsang Namgyal as the Nechung oracle in 1945. The group includes monks of the Kagyu sect.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Transparency Colour


Hugh E. Richardson

Flipped Negative

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Other Information

Technical Information - The camera used to take this collection of colour slides (Dufay colour) were a Zeiss Super Ikonta and a Reflex Korelle. [KC 09/10/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Typewritten handlist entitled 'Hugh Richardson Collection, The British Museum. Photographs taken between 1936-50. Cameras: Zeiss Super Ikonta, Reflex Korelle. 300 colour slides (Dufay colour); copies made Jan. 1995.
[no.] 56. Monks of Nechung Monastery. The second from left, sitting on the ground with a dog, became the successor to the Oracle, who was Hugh Richardson's friend. The successor went eventually to Dharamsala in India.' [KC 10/10/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Group of monks from Nechung monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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