1998.285.358 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
March 2nd 1921
Lhasa > Lubu
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] XXVII. [Subject of Chapter] Amusements [Subject of Illustration] H.328 (cj) Horsemen competing in the games in Lhasa in March 1921."
Other Information - Setting: This photograph was taken on March 2nd 1921 during the 'Account of Trapchi' according to the description given in Bell's diary for March 1921 (vol. ix, pp.5-7). Bell describes being seated in a tent to the right of the Shappes presiding at the ceremony, and as his behaviour seems to have been quite constrained by the ceremonial implications of his visit, this photograph was probably not taken by Bell himself [MS 22/6/2004]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Competitors at Trapchi Tsisher March 1921" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.358.html>.
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