1998.286.232.1 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?
Sir Charles Bell
August 28th 1921
Rongchu Valley Region > Reting > Hermitage
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] Q219 (j) Hermitage (Ri-trö) above Re-ting. Here the High Priest (Hutuktu) retires for religious meditation (tsam) from time to time. Here also the Dalai Lama spent some time when he visited Re-ting. [Remarks] L 228."
Other Information - Dates: 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. Bell states in his Diary for August 28th that he travelled to Phondo, 7 miles from Talung and took a photograph of a hermitage on a hill whilst en route [Diary Vol. XII, pp. 41-46] [MS 17/9/2004]
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The Tibet Album. "Hermitage between Reting and Phondo" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.232.1.html>.
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