1998.285.384 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
Lhasa > Lhalu
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.354 (ck) Horsemen on the outskirts of Lhasa assembled for the games."
Other Information - Dates: This image would probably have been taken on either the 1st March 1921 (The Preparation of the Camp at Lugu), 2nd of March 1921(Account of Trapchi ceremonies in plain between Lhasa and Sera) or 5th March 1921 (Dzonggyap Shambe competition held near the Lhalu mansion), according to Bell's diaries. However, given that Bell describes it as taking place on the outskirts of Lhasa, the festival is probably that of Dzonggyap Shambe [MS 23/6/2004]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Horsemen at New Year festivities, Lhasa " 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.384.html>.
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