Dorje Pamo at Samding Monastery

Dorje Pamo at Samding Monastery

1998.285.137.2 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

November 1920

Named Person

Dorje Pamo


Yamdrok Tso Region > Samding

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Dorje Pamo on her throne at Samding Monastery. Her outside robe is woollen, her inner robe is of silk. A white silk cloth is spread over her knees. On the table to the left is a broad low bowl for fruit, a flower vase, a bowl for rice behind which is a vessel for holy water. These vessels are all made of silver. Behind her head has been stretched another white silk cloth. Below her and hanging down in front is a white silk cloth ornamented with patterns of flowers.

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

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Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


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

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