Chorten near Gyantse

Chorten near Gyantse

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Unknown. Evan Yorke Nepean? Philip Neame?


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

August 12th 1936


Gyantse Region

Accession number


A chorten near Gyantse. Members of the Mission party can be seen on horseback riding past the structure

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 scenes taken en route to Lhasa on page 67 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 25/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: It has been possible to date and identify the location of this image by comparing it with two very similar images, taken moments apart from this one, in the Nepean collection in the PRM [2001.35.40.1] and the Philip Neame loan material at the PRM [2006.1.32.2 & 2006.1.32.3]. However, none of these images is identical with that in the album seen here [MS 25/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Chorten near Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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