1998.286.11 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?
Sir Charles Bell
September 1st 1921?
Rongchu Valley Region > Reting
Negative Quarter Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford
Notches on right side
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections
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] Q.13. (q) View down Kyi Chu from Reting. Looking across and down the Kyi Chu from the Re-ting Monastery. Juniper trees in the foreground. Elevation about 14,100 feet."
In Negative - Unusually the number '13' has been scratched into this negative rather than written with ink [MS 4/8/2004]
Other Information - Setting: At the end of August Sir Charles Bell and Robert Kennedy went on a tour of the country north of Lhasa to Reting monastery. This photograph was taken on this trip. However, it may have been taken on September 1st as on this day Bell wrote in his diary that he and Kennedy rode out several miles along the Reting Tsangpo or Kyi Chu [Diary Vol. XII, pp. 55-57] [MS 17/9/2004]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View from Kyichu towards Reting Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.11.html>.
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