Lhasa seen from the Potala

Lhasa seen from the Potala

1998.285.277.2 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa > View from Potala

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Lhasa town from the Potala

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

Revised Photographer

Rabden Lepcha?

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] L. [Subject of Chapter] Lhasa [Subject of Illustration] H.253 (r) A part of Lhasa town from the Potala, the quarter nearest the river. In winter. [Remarks] L.236 (D. L.)"

Notes on print/mount - '15' has been written in blue-black ink. This slide seems to have been used by Bell as slide 15 in the lantern lecture titled 'The Dalai Lama'. [MS 7/9/2004]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: This image forms the right side of a panorama. The left side can be seen in 1998.285.282 [MS 20/05/2006]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - This image was published in 'Portrait of the Dalai Lama', Sir Charles Bell, London: Collins, 1946, as a panorama between pages 232 and 233 [MS 20/05/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Lhasa seen from the Potala" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.277.2.html>.

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