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16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje

16th Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 27cm


The 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje (1924-1981) wearing the black crown (shwa nag) of the Kagyud order of Buddhism seated on chair in a room in his summer palace at Tsurphu. There are flower pots beside him and a display of clocks behind him. The wall behind him is composed of decorated panels and there are religious images behind glass panes.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
Film negative
Tolung Valley Region. Tsurphu
Hugh Edward Richardson
1946 or 1950

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