1998.285.100.1 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha
Sir Charles Bell
May 17th 1921?
Lhasa > Chikyak Khenpo's House
120 x 163 mm
Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford.
Lantern Shortened image at the top
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
Royal Central Asiatic Society
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] VII. [Subject of Chapter] The Regent and Central Government. [Subject of illustration] H89 (g) The Chyikyak Kempo, May 1921. [Remarks] L.55 [lantern slide 55]"
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The Religion of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931, facing p.180: "The Lord Chamberlain." [MS 02/02/2006]
Other Information - Dates: Bell seems to have taken this photograph on May 17th 1921, when he called on the Chikyak Khenpo following a meeting with the Dalai Lama. This day marked six months since Bell had arrived in Lhasa [Sir Charles Bell's Diary Vol. X, pp. 56-59] [MS 02/02/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The Chikyak Khenpo or Lord Chamberlain" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.100.1.html>.
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