1998.285.282.2 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo




Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Aerial view of Lhasa with mountains in distance.

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

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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.258 (x) Lhasa city from the Potala. In winter. [Remarks] L.240 (Y in L)"

Notes on print/mount - '15' was written in blue-black ink. This has been crossed out and replaced with '19' in black ink. These numbers seem to refer to a sub-set of slides Bell used in his lantern lectures. This slide seems to have been used as slide 15 or 19 in the lecture 'A Year in Lhasa', which was first presented at the Royal Geographical Society on 3rd December 1923. The text, with a lesser number of images, was later published in
The Geographical Journal of February 1924. Bell may also have presented this lecture on other occasions about which we have no information at present. [MS 7/9/2004]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: This image forms the left side of a panorama. The right side can be seen in 1998.285.277 [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" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.282.2.html>.

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