Sera Monastery

Sera Monastery

1998.131.357.1 (Film Negative)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

October 18th 1936

Named Person

Evan Nepean?


Lhasa Area > Sera

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 114 mm

Group of monks and lay people at Sera monastery. Member of British Mission staff (possibly Evan Nepean) by horses on right of image

Further Information

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

C.8.19 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

In Negative - '19' has been scratched into the negative in the bottom right hand corner [MS 21/03/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Crowd outside Sera' [MS 21/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.8' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Potala and Lhasa, officials coming through Pargo Kaling, the Turquoise Bridge, Tsarong, Trimon, views from and of Sera, a woman washing clothes, a shepherd with sling, and football teams. They all seem to have been taken between October 13th - 20th 1936 [MS 17/03/2006]

Other Information - Can see a member of the Mission on the extreme right wearing a solar topi; behind him some monk's hats can also be seen suspended on a pole [TS 7/2/2005] This is possibly Evan Yorke Nepean [MS 21/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Sera Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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