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A ‘Ghyang’ or Buddhist Temple at Doomcha, near Goosainthau. Augt. 1854

A ‘Ghyang’ or Buddhist Temple at Doomcha, near Goosainthau. Augt. 1854

Artist: Oldfield, Henry Ambrose (1822-1871)

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1854

Shelfmark: WD3330

Item number: 3330

Length: 279

Width: 382

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Drawing

Watercolour of a Buddhist temple at Dumchah near Gosainkund in Nepal, by Henry Ambrose Oldfield (1822-1871), dated August 1854. This image is inscribed on the reverse: 'No 4. A 'Ghyang' or Buddhist Temple at Doomcha, near Goosainthau. Augt. 1854'.

Dr Oldfield was Residency Surgeon at Kathmandu from 1850-1863. After his death his family published his two volume 'Sketches from Nipal, Historical and Descriptive...' (1880), which described life in the court of the Maharajah Jung Bahadur and also contained descriptions of Buddhist architecture, together with illustrations from Oldfield's own drawings. Dumchah is a Tibetan village near Gosainkund that has a large Buddhist temple built of stone. Each of the sides have sculpted images of Buddhist deities and the temple can be clearly seen in this view.

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