Bell and Neto Dzongpon in Dekyi Lingka

Bell and Neto Dzongpon in Dekyi Lingka

1998.285.311.2 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo


Named Person

Sir Charles Bell, Neto Dzongpon


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Mission grounds in Dekyi Lingka. Sir Charles Bell on pony with Neto Dzongpon by his side

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

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.282 (bs) Our grounds in Dekyi Lingka. Author on pony and Neto Dzong-pon by his side. L.257 (Y in L)"

Notes on print/mount - '8' has been written in blue-black ink. This slide seems to have been used as slide 8 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 - Cultural Background

Other Information - Cultural Background: Comment referring to Bell's habit of riding made in his diary for 8th March 1921: "We ride often through the market places of Lhasa. About this Palhese remarks that Tibetan and Chinese gentlemen do not ride through the markets, unless this is unavoidable, as everybody has to rise up to salute them, and this gives the people a lot of trouble. We neither desire nor receive this general salutation" [MS 10/6/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Bell and Neto Dzongpon in Dekyi Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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