Market stall in Lhasa street

Market stall in Lhasa street

1998.285.132.1 (Glass negative)

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(Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo




Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Street in Lhasa. Market stall on left of image, women traders sitting behind stall. Dwellings. Blurred motion of small child in bottom right of image

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.

Copy difference

Lantern Intensifier


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Revised Photographer

Rabden Lepcha?

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XIX. [Subject of Chapter] The Traders. [Subject of Illustration] H.115 (v) A market stall in Lhasa. [Remarks] L.91 [lantern slide 91]"

Technical Information - There may have been use of an intensifying film over parts of the image on the emulsion side of the glass plate negative, especially to enhance the stall. However, this is not certain although it corresponds with other uses of such techniques by Bell in the collection [MS 26/5/2004]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The Religion of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931, facing p.216:"A Street in Lhasa."

Other Information - Publications: The published version of this image, as seen in The Religion of Tibet , Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931, facing p.216, has apparently been amended to erase the blurred figure on the right hand side [MS 13/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Market stall in Lhasa street" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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