Samding monastery

Samding monastery

1998.285.135.2 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

November 1920


Yamdrok Tso Region > Samding

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

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

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] 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.)"

Notes on print/mount - '10' has been written in blue-black ink. This slide seems to have been used as slide 10 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 about which we have no information at present. [MS 24/8/2004]

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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