Two ladies wearing Lhasan headdresses

Two ladies wearing Lhasan headdresses

1998.285.138.2 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo




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Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Two ladies, seated on chairs, wearing Lhasa-style headdresses and coral and pearl jewellery. The image is taken in front of a printed floral textile background and carpet has been placed on the floor.

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


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXI. [Subject of Chapter] The Women. [Subject of Illustration] H.120 (w) Two ladies seated on chairs, wearing Lhasan head-dress. [Remarks] L.106 [Lantern slide 106] [In pencil - later addition]: No - assembly"

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: These two unidentified women were probably attending a garden party. The Tibetan nobility enjoyed entertaining outdoors in tents in the summer months and the invitation was often extended to visiting Europeans. (CH 27/03/2000)

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Two ladies wearing Lhasan headdresses" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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