1998.286.269.1 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
Lhasa > Sho > Doring
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] LV. [Subject of Chapter] Nepal [Subject of Illustration] Q258 (e) The small Chinese house in Potala Shö, in which is the pillar inscribed with the defeat of the Gurkhas in 1792. [Where placed - book page] I, 42. [Remarks] L.273"
Other Information - Related Images: see 1998.286.22 [BL.Q.22] same image, but different date and event commemorated: 'Q.22 (k). Chinese house in Potala Shö, containing pillar recording defeat of the Dzungarians (Chungkar) in 1720 AD.' 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-style structure in Potala Sho housing doring" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.269.1.html>.
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