Horpa woman

Horpa woman

1998.285.314 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

February - March 1921



Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Horpa woman visiting Lhasa for the Prayer Festival. Hair in many plaits, wearing decorated apron. Standing in park

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

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

Revised Photographer

Rabden Lepcha

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


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Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] LII. [Subject of Chapter] Tribes to the North [Subject of Illustration] H.285 (d) Horpa woman of the farmer class come to Lhasa for the 'Prayer Festival.' Note the many pigtails and the silk apron with swastikas."

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: This image seems to have been taken in a similar location to that of 1998.285.312 and 1998.285.313, the portraits of the Golok man and woman [MS 29/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Horpa woman" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.314.html>.

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