A Mongolian priest and laymen in Lhasa

A Mongolian priest and laymen in Lhasa

1998.285.320 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo




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Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Mongolian monk seated, two laymen standing. Image taken in a park or garden setting. All three hold rosaries

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


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.290 (k) Three Mongols, a priest (centre) and two laymen, who came to Lhasa to sell mules and ponies."

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The Religion of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931, facing p.114:"Mongols. A priest seated, with two laymen, come to Lhasa to sell ponies."

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "A Mongolian priest and laymen in Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.320.html>.

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