1998.285.178.1 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
August 5th 1921
Lhasa > Norbu Lingka
120 x 163 mm
Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford.
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
Royal Central Asiatic Society
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXVII. [Subject of Chapter] Amusements. [Subject of Illustration] Similar view to (a) [Q.108], but without the Simkapas. This gives a good view of the stage. [Remarks] L.145"
Other Information - Setting: Bell's diary entry for 5th August 1921: "We came to Norbu Lingka at 4.45pm and saw the Gyang-ka-ras performing the play called Re-chung-nga. ... Each side of the stage, except that in front of us, is lined with spectators. To our right are the ecclesiastical officials (Jetrung); to our left the lay officials (Trungkhor). On the roof of the printing houses to our left are the Dalai Lama's bodyguard watching the performance. Yesterday the stage was uncovered; today a huge tent roof of Tibetan design covers it" [MS 4/6/2004]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Ache Lhamo at Norbu Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.178.1.html>.
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