View from Kyichu towards Reting Monastery

View from Kyichu towards Reting Monastery

1998.286.11 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

September 1st 1921?


Rongchu Valley Region > Reting

Accession number


Looking across and down the Kyichu valley from Reting Monastery. Juniper trees in the foreground.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative Quarter Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford

Copy difference

Notches on right side


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

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] 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

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. <>.

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