Samding Monastery

Samding Monastery

1998.285.135.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

November 1920


Yamdrok Tso Region > Samding

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Middle distance view of Samding Monastery, the home of Dorje Pamo. Snow covered mountains in background.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.

Copy difference



Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

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Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXI. [Subject of Chapter] The Women. [Subject of Illustration] H.118 (u) Samding monastery, the home of Dor-je Pa-mo. [Remarks] See (m) [cross-reference to Q.70: Samding Monastery, residency of Dor-je Pa-mo, [Geographical Journal, Lantern Slide 98]] L.104 [lantern slide 104] (Y. in L.)"

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Sir Charles Bell visited Samding Monastery on his way to Lhasa in November 1920 [MS 22/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Samding Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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