1998.285.213 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
February 11th - 14th 1921
Lhasa > Jokhang
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
'Portrait of the Dalai Lama', Sir Charles Bell, London: Collins, 1946 [view list of illustrations]
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXXII to XXXIV. [Subject of Chapter] The Religion [Subject of Illustration] H.186 (bl) Spectators in one of the religious services at the temple in the Prayer Festival."
Other Information - Dates: The Great Prayer would take place on the 4th to the 6th of the First Tibetan Month. In 1921 there were two days in the western calendar that could equate to the 4th day in the Tibetan lunar month and therefore the date range for this image has been given as 11th-14th February 1921 [MS 20/10/2005]
Contemporary Publication - This image was published in 'Portrait of the Dalai Lama', Sir Charles Bell, London: Collins, 1946, facing p. 289 [MS 20/05/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Spectators in Jokhang at Monlam Chenmo" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.213.html>.
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