1998.285.254.1 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?
Sir Charles Bell
March 16th 1921?
Lhasa > Kundeling > Kesar Lhakhang
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
'Tibet Past & Present', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1924 [view list of illustrations]
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXXVIII. [Subject of Chapter] Folklore [Subject of Illustration] H.219 (f) Image of Kesar Gyalpo in the Kesar Lhakhang in Lhasa. Below it are flower vases and seven brass bowls, as usual, for holy water. At the sides tall flower vases. [Where placed - book page] I,20. [Remarks] L.207"
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Tibet Past & Present', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, facing p.20:"Image of King Ke-sar, the hero of early Tibetan mythology. In the Ke-sar Temple at Lhasa"
Other Information - Dates: Bell visited Kesar Lhakhang on March 16th 1921, although this photograph may have been taken on other occasions when either he or Rabden visited (in the latter case, with instructions from Bell to take photographs)
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Image of Kesar Gyalpo, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.254.1.html>.
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