Kusho Palhese

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1998.285.128.2 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo


Named Person


Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Kusho Palhese, full length, standing by wall with view of hills in distance.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Lantern Slide

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


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XVI. [Subject of Chapter] The Aristocracy. [Subject of Illustration] H.110 (x) Kusho Palhese. [Where placed - book page] I,94. [Remarks] L.78 (Y.in L.)"

Notes on print/mount - '22' has been written in blue-black ink. This slide seems to have been used as slide 22 in the lecture 'A Year in Lhasa', which was first presented at the Royal Geographical Society on 3rd December 1923. The text, with a lesser number of images, was later published in
The Geographical Journal of February 1924. Bell may also have presented this lecture on other occasions. [MS 23/8/2004]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: see 1998.285.30 for portrait of Rai Bahadur Achuk Tsering taken in same location [MS 26/5/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Kusho Palhese" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.128.2.html>.

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