Karo La between Gyantse and Lhasa

Karo La between Gyantse and Lhasa

1998.286.16.2 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Lt Col R. S. Kennedy? Willoughby Patrick Rosemeyer?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

1920-1921 or 1922?


Gyantse Region > Karo La

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Karo La, between Gyantse and Lhasa. Landscape view with mountains in the background and stone wall structures in foreground; a rope with prayer flags hanging from it is visible on the left

Further Information

Photographic Process

Lantern Slide

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford


Sir Charles Bell

Revised Photographer


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.273-16 (bc). Karo-La, between Gyantse and Lhasa."

Other Information - Photographer: This image may have been taken by W.P. Rosemeyer, or another photographer, such as Lt Col Robert Kennedy, who used P-sized [Postcard sized] negatives [MS 16/8/2004]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Bell travelled on this route in 1920-21 on his way to and from Lhasa [MS 21/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Karo La between Gyantse and Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.16.2.html>.

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