Rai Bahadur Achuk Tsering

Rai Bahadur Achuk Tsering

1998.285.30.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo


Named Person

Achuk Tsering

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Rai Bahadur Achuk Tsering full length, standing next to a stone wall.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.

Copy difference

Lantern Intensifier Image shortened at top


Sir Charles Bell

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] 1. [Subject of Chapter] Sikkim. [Subject of illustration] H30 (aq) Rai Bahadur Achuk Tsering"

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: see 1998.285.128 for portrait of Kusho Palhese taken in same location [MS 26/5/2004]

Other Information - People

Other Information - People: Sir Charles Bell expressed his gratitude to "the late Achuk Tsering, a very wise Sikkimese gentleman" in the preface to his first major publication on Tibet, 'Tibet Past & Present' (Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, preface). [MS 21/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Rai Bahadur Achuk Tsering" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.30.1.html>.

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