1998.285.372 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell or his assistant Rabden
Sir Charles Bell
Chumbi Valley Region > Phari
120 x 163 mm
Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford.
Sir Charles Bell
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] VIII. [Subject of Chapter] The Provincial Officials [Subject of Illustration] (H.342 cdu) Ditto [cross reference to H.95/1998.285.107: Phari Jong in ruins, nearer view]. [Where placed - book page] I,66"
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Tibet Past & Present', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, facing p.66:"Phari Dzong, at the head of the Chumbi valley, captured and dismantled by the British Expedition"
Other Information - Historical Background: Phari Dzong was captured and nearly destroyed by the British troops during the Younghusband Expedition of 1904 [MS 21/9/2004]
In Negative - A transparent glossy varnish or intensifying mask has been placed over the emulsion on the glass plate. The particular kind of varnish used seems to have been preferred by Bell during the earlier years of his official career in the region before c.1912. The earliest dateable example of this technique in Bell's collection at the PRM is 1903 (1998.285.270) and the latest is that of this image c.1912 (1998.285.25). [MS 21/6/2004]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Phari Dzong" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.372.html>.
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