1998.286.231 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?
Sir Charles Bell
September 1st 1921?
Rongchu Valley Region > Reting > Drokhang
78 x 103
Negative Quarter Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford
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] XLIV. [Subject of Chapter] Reting [Subject of Illustration] Q218 (h) Trokang of Re-ting Monastery standing in a grove of poplar trees. Pleasure house (trokhang) on the bank of the Kyi Chu below Re-ting Monastery, lately repaired by the order of the Dalai Lama. It stands in a grove (ling-ka) of poplar (ja-pa) trees."
Other Information - Dates: Sir Charles Bell and Lt Col Robert Kennedy went on a tour to Reting Monastery at the end of August and beginning of September 1921. Bell states in his Diary of that period that on September 1st he and Kennedy went riding along the Kyi Chu for several miles and this photograph was probably taken on that occasion [Diary Vol. XII, pp. 55-57] [MS 03/03/2006]
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The Tibet Album. "Bank of Kyichu near Reting" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.231.html>.
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