View of environs of Lhasa

View of environs of Lhasa

1998.285.625 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

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Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Landscape view of environs of Lhasa showing Norbu Lingka in right middle distance, Dekyi Lingka in left middle distance, Bell's house on left, river and forested plain. Under magnification people can be seen in the lake. A stone wall can be seen on the left

Further Information

Photographic Process

Lantern Slide

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Related Collections

British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] III. [Subject of Chapter] Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Climate, Rainfall and Trade Routes. [Subject of illustration] H.45 (v) Norbu Lingka in right middle distance, Dekyi Lingka in left middle distance, our house on extreme left, river in background. [Remarks] L.13"

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Although Bell has related this to H.45/1998.285.147, they are in fact different images and the lantern slide is neither a reduction nor a contact image from print H.45. In the lantern slide a stone wall can be seen on the lower left of the image, which is not seen in the negative glass plate [MS 18/8/2004]

Notes on print/mount - '24' has been marked on the surround in blue-black ink, then crossed out in red, with '13' written in red alongside. The blue-black ink numbers seem to relate to a sub-set of the lantern slides which were used for lantern lectures on 'A Year in Lhasa' and 'The Dalai Lama' [MS 19/8/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View of environs of Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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