Pargo Kaling gate, Lhasa

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1998.286.244.2 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Pargo Kaling

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Pargo Kaling entrance gate to Lhasa, sometimes known as the Western Gateway, taken from the east

Further Information

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] L. [Subject of Chapter] Lhasa [Subject of Illustration] Q233 (z) Pargo Kaling entrance gate to Lhasa from eastern (inside) direction. [Where placed - book page] G.J."

Notes on print/mount - '17' has been written in black ink. This slide seems to have been used as a slide (no.17?) 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. This slide seems also to have been used by Bell in the lantern lecture titled 'The Dalai Lama'. [MS 7/9/2004]

Other Information - Manual Catalogues: There is an error in the List of Illustrations for Lantern slide 251. It should refer to this image but it in fact references Q.244 instead in the list [MS 7/9/2004]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'A Year in Lhasa' in The Geographical Journal, February,1924, facing p.97:"Pargo Kaling". This piece was derived from a lecture given to the Royal Geographical Society in London on 3rd December 1923 [MS 10/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Pargo Kaling gate, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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