Trimon Shappe's house, Lhasa

Trimon Shappe's house, Lhasa

1998.285.121 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Trimon Shappe's House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

View of the back of Trimon Shappe's house in Lhasa. In foreground, vessel and spinning material. Seated figure in background

Further Information



Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Previous Catologue Number

See H.105

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


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Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry for H.105: "[No. of chapter] XVI. [Subject of Chapter] The Aristocracy. [Subject of Illustration] H105 (p) Back of Trimon Shappe's house, Lhasa"

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Bell does not distinguish between H.105a and H.105b [1998.285.120 and 1998.285.121] in his List of Illustrations, both images being referenced by the caption for H.105. However, 1998.285.120 is a re-photograph of 1998.285.121, which has cropped the right-hand side of the image so that the view of mountains in the background is no longer discernible. This seems to have the effect of enclosing the courtyard and thus defining the domestic space as a more contained environment. [MS 18/5/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Trimon Shappe's house, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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