1998.285.126.1 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
May 20th - 21st 1921
Lhasa Area > Kungtang > Drokhang
120 x 163 mm
Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford.
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
Royal Central Asiatic Society
'The People of Tibet', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928 [view list of illustrations]
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XVI. [Subject of Chapter] The Aristocracy. [Subject of Illustration] H108 (t) The trokhang of the house of the Kungtang family, where we stayed for two or three days. [Remarks] L.77 [lantern slide 77]"
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.80:" 'A feature of the ling-ka is the Pleasure House.' At Kung-tang, a few miles from Lhasa". [MS 10/9/2004]
Other Information - Dates: On May 20th, according to Bell's Diary, he travelled to Kungtang, 5 miles from Lhasa up the Kyi Chu Valley, to witness the religious ceremonies that commemorated the birth of Gotama Buddha, the enlightenment of Gotama Buddha and his entry into Nirvana. May 21st 1921 was the day on which these three events were to be commemorated [Diary Vol X, pp. 64-5]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Drokhang of the Kungtang family, near Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.126.1.html>.
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