Tsendron Kusho and assistants

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1998.285.99.2 (Lantern Slide)

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(Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo


Named Person

Tsendron Kusho



Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Tsendron Kusho (centre), one of the Secretaries of the 13th Dalai Lama, who with Neto Jongpen, was appointed to attend on Sir Charles Bell's Mission during their stay in Lhasa.

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


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] VII. [Subject of Chapter] The Regent and Central Government. [Subject of illustration] H88 (f) Tsen-dron Ku-sho, one of the Secretaries of the Dalai Lama who, with Neto Jong, was appointed to attend on my Mission during my stay at Lhasa. Standing in centre. [Remarks] L.54. {D.L./Y in L}"

Technical Information - This lantern slide has been made by projecting the negative image through an enlarger. [MS 20/8/2004]

Notes on print/mount - '15' has been written with black ink. These 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 20/8/2004]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Tsen-drön Kusho (centre) was one of the secretaries of the 13th Dalai Lama appointed to attend on Sir Charles Bell's mission during their stay in Lhasa. He is photographed in a monastic verandah with two servants, one of whom holds his crown of religious office. By the time of the 1936-37 British Mission to Lhasa the Kusho had become the leader of the monastic cabinet of the Tibetan government and again headed the ecclesiastic party sent to meet visitors. [CH 03/04/2000]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: See 1998.285.101/101.1/102 for images of Tsendron Kusho on horseback. The servant on the left, holding the crown of office, holds the reins of Tsendron Kusho's horse in these images. [MS 20/8/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tsendron Kusho and assistants" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.99.2.html>.

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