1998.285.279.2 (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.255 (s) Verandah of Pavilion on pond in Norbuling where Dalai Lama spends much of his time. Seat of bearskin with cloisonne lion behind elephant tusk in background; low table with jade tea cup on left; high table on right with Chinese porcelain figures; steps in foreground leading to inner room where blessings are given. In summer especially he spends whole days here. [Where placed - book page] I, 133. [Remarks] L.237 (D.L)"
Notes on print/mount - '28' has been written in blue-black ink. This slide seems to have been used by Bell as slide 28 in the lantern lecture titled 'The Dalai Lama'. [MS 7/9/2004]
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. "Verandah of Dalai Lama's pavilion in Norbu Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.279.2.html>.
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