1998.286.25 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell or Rabden
Sir Charles Bell
Lhasa > Sho > Doring
78 x 105
Negative Quarter Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford
Notches on right side
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections
'Tibet Past & Present', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1924 [view list of illustrations]
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] IV. [Subject of Chapter] History up to 1900 [Subject of Illustration] Q.22 (k). Chinese house in Potala Shö, containing pillar recording defeat of the Dzungarians (Chungkar) in 1720 AD. The pillar or slab can just be seen inside the opening. [Where placed - book page] I, 42."
Other Information - Related Images: see 1998.286.258 [BL.Q.258] same image, but different date and event commemorated: 'Q258 (e) The small Chinese house in Potala Shö, in which is the pillar inscribed with the defeat of the Gurkhas in 1792'. Need to check which reference is accurate [MS 4/8/2004]
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Tibet Past & Present', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, facing p.42: "The defeat of the Gurkhas is recorded on the pillar seen within this building. Below the Potala"
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Chinese building in Potala Sho with inscription pillar" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.25.html>.
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