Palha Mansion, Dongtse

Palha Mansion, Dongtse

1998.285.699.1 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Lt Col R. S. Kennedy?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Gyantse Region > Dongtse > Palha House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Rear view of Palha mansion at Dongtse. Shows a group of servants, including a Sikkimese orderly, with luggage used for travelling by pack animals, arranging the packs outside the house. The rear verandahs of the house can be seen on three stories above the entrance stairs

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

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Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XVI. [Subject of Chapter] The Aristocracy [Subject of Illustration] P 105 (hdua) Ditto [ref: H.324 (h) Palha Mansion at Dongtse] Packing up. [Remarks] L.73 "

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: The negative from which these two lantern slides of the rear view of the Palha Mansion have been made is not in the PRM collection [MS 23/8/2004]

Other Information - Photographer: This image, which was originally made using a Postcard-sized negative, may have been taken by Lt Col Robert Kennedy, the Medical Officer on Bell's 1920-21 mission, who seems to have preferred to use this size of negative [MS 25/02/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Palha Mansion, Dongtse" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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