1998.285.351.1 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
Lhasa > Sho > Doring
120 x 163 mm
Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford.
Lantern Image shortened at the top
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
Royal Central Asiatic Society
'Tibet Past & Present', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1924 [view list of illustrations]
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] IV. [Subject of Chapter] History up to 1900 [Subject of Illustration] H.322 (sdu) Ditto [Potala Sho Doring], inscription on lower portion of northern face. [Where placed - book page] I,272. [Remarks] L.33"
Other Information - Related Images: The image and the caption cross-refer to H.65/1998.285.71 & 1998.285.72, which depict the inscription on the north face of the Potala Sho Doring upper portion [MS 22/6/2004]
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Tibet Past & Present', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, facing p.272:"A Pillar of Record. Award by King Ti-song De-tsen inscribed on the northern face of the monolith below the Potala"
Other Information - Setting: Bell's Diary for 3rd May 1921:"Tri-mon Shape is making copies of the Lhasa, ie: Tsuk Lha-khang, Doring for me, and apparently of the Sho Doring also. He has had parts of them rubbed with oil to make the letters clearer. The translations into Tibetan of the Chinese inscriptions on the Tsuk Lha-khang Doring, made for the Simla Conference, 1913-14, were made by the Chinese interpreter to the Ka-sha." [Vol. X., p.47]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Potala Sho Doring" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.351.1.html>.
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