1998.285.59.1 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
Lhasa > Sho > Doring
120 x 163 mm
Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford.
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
Royal Central Asiatic Society
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] IV. [Subject of Chapter] History up to 1900. [Subject of illustration] H57 (c) Sho doring, inscription on lower portion of the southern face. [Remarks] L.23 (Y in L)"
Other Information - Setting: Bell, as Hugh Richardson and other official visitors to Tibet, was keen to get photographic reference of Lhasa's famous inscription pillar. 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. "Sho Doring Inscription Pillar" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.59.1.html>.
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