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Title:  China, Kan-su (Ankur). Living Buddha of Labrang. [Title from recto of photo mount.]
Item Identifier:  V-11946 (Library accession)
Work Type:  Photographs
Creator:  Rock, Joseph Francis Charles (1884-1962), United States, Austria, photographer
Date:  1925-05-28
Description:  Front view.
Dimensions:  17 x 12.5 cm. (photo), 24 x 30 cm. (board)
Topics:  rinpoches; boys; portraits; Buddhist rosary; scroll paintings; costumes
Nationality/Culture:  Tibetan
Materials/Techniques:  gelatin silver process on paper
Note:  General: China, Kan-su (A[n]kur). The Living Buddha of Labrang photographed at A[n]kur Gomba. Photo by J. F. Rock, May 28, 1925. Diary, vol. III, pp. 11, 95. [Information from label on verso of photo mount.]
Citation/References: Rock, Joseph Francis Charles, Diary, 1924-1927, vol. 3, Archives, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh Library. / Excerpt from May 28, 1925: "I was ushered into the little room where he receives visitors of note. They were just dressing him up, a little boy of 10 years of age. We arranged a place in the main room which was full of guilded [sic] statues of Buddhas and Fuyes.... They arranged him on a chair or low stool on a yellow carpet. He was carefully dressed in a gold brocade jacket, red mantle and large Tibetan boots. He sat very quietly while I took many photos of him.... They changed his ja[c]kets and placed a yellow mitre on his head. I then photographed the old father, a tall Tibetan. They are Litang people from Sze-chuan...." (10-11)
Location:  Ang 'khor dgon pa, Ang 'khor, Gansu Sheng, China
Copyright:  Photographs by Joseph Francis Charles Rock in the Joseph Francis Charles Rock Papers: Copyright 1924-2003, President and Fellows of Harvard College; all rights reserved. Photographs and images from the collection may be reproduced only with written permission. Contact the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain for permissions and fees.
Use Restrictions:  Arnold Arboretum/Horticulture Library (Jamaica Plain):Access to materials held at the Arnold Arboretum Horticultural Library of Harvard University, Jamaica Plain is by appointment.
Repository:  Arnold Arboretum/Horticulture Library (Jamaica Plain)
R-594
Record Identifier: olvwork123459


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