1998.285.311.2 (Lantern Slide)
Sir Charles Bell
Sir Charles Bell, Neto Dzongpon
Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka
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.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: 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. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.311.2.html>.
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