1998.285.278.2 (Lantern Slide)
Sir Charles Bell
May 18th 1921?
Lhasa > Norbu Lingka > Lukhang
81 x 81 mm
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] L. [Subject of Chapter] Lhasa [Subject of Illustration] H.254 (p) Artificial pond in Norbu-ling 'Serpent Temple' (Lukang) (left). [Where placed - book page] I,132. [Remarks] L.38 (D.L)"
Notes on print/mount - '26 Jewel Park Lake' has been written on the surround in blue ink. This slide seems to have been used by Bell as slide 26 in a lantern lecture titled 'The Dalai Lama' [MS 19/8/2004]
Other Information - Setting: The temple in the Norbu Lingka is not the most famous Lukhang of Lhasa, which is situated in a park north of the Potala hill [MS 20/02/2006]
Other Information - Dates: This photograph may have been taken on May 18th 1921, when Bell was given a special invitation by the Dalai Lama to enter the inner enclosure of the Norbu Lingka to see the gardens and the progress of the seedlings that he had brought as a present for the Dalai Lama from the Government of India [Bell's Diary Vol. X, pp. 59-60] [MS 20/02/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Serpent Temple, Lukhang, in Norbu Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.278.2.html>.
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