Inscription near Khangmar

Inscription near Khangmar

1998.285.205.2 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

October 31st 1921?


Khangmar Region

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Sacred inscription on a hillside near Khangmar

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 for H.180: "[No. of chapter] XXXII to XXXIV. [Subject of Chapter] The Religion [Subject of Illustration] H180 (av) Sacred inscription on hillside, near Kang-mar. [Remarks] L.172". Bell does does not distinguish between images 1998.285.205 and 1998.285.206 and both may be referenced by the caption for H.180

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Bell travelled close to Khangmar on his return journey from Lhasa at the end of October 1921 and this photograph may have been taken on that occasion [MS 09/02/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Inscription near Khangmar" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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