Tibetan silversmith at Lhasa

Tibetan silversmith at Lhasa

1998.286.156.2 (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

Tibetan silversmith in Lhasa engraving a charm box, gau, and his two children.

Further Information


Manufacturing , Metalworking

Photographic Process

Lantern Slide

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford


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] XXX. [Subject of Chapter] Arts and Crafts [Subject of Illustration] Q144 (l) Tibetan silversmith in Lhasa engraving a charm box, (ka-u), and his children. [Remarks] L.156 (Y in L)"

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Bell does not distinguish in his List of Illustrations entry between 1998.286.156.1 and 1998.286.156.2, although they are different images; both may be referenced by the caption for Q.144. The lantern slide has been made from 1998.286.156.1 [MS 11/8/2004]

Notes on print/mount - '28' has been written in black ink. This slide seems to have been used as slide 28 in the lecture 'A Year in Lhasa', which was first presented at the Royal Geographical Society on 3rd December 1923. The text, with a lesser number of images, was later published in The Geographical Journal of February 1924. Bell may also have presented this lecture on other occasions about which we have no information at present. [MS 10/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tibetan silversmith at Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.156.2.html>.

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