1998.285.326 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
Lhasa > Tengyeling
120 x 163 mm
Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate
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] LIV. [Subject of Chapter] China and Foreign Elements in Tibet [Subject of Illustration] H.295 (p) Ruined Tengyeling."
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The Religion of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931, facing p.164:" 'Ten-gye-ling was disendowed, the heavy stone buildings battered, the monks expelled.' Potala in the background."
Other Information - Historical Background: Tengyeling was one of the four institutions whose Abbots could be selected to be Regent of Tibet. It was destroyed in 1914 following a difficult relationship between the monks, the Rinpoche and the Chinese forces that entered Lhasa in 1910
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tengyeling in ruins, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.326.html>.
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