Jokhang doring, Lhasa

Jokhang doring, Lhasa

1998.286.27 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

May 3rd 1921?


Lhasa > Jokhang > Doring

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 105

Jokhang doring or inscription pillar in Lhasa. A piece of cloth has been suspended from a line adjacent to the pillar

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative Quarter Plate

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] IV. [Subject of Chapter] History up to 1900 [Subject of Illustration] Q.266-23 (ldu). Ditto. [ref: P.34 - Tsuk La Kang Doring in Lhasa.]."

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Bell's Diary for 3rd May 1921:"Tri-mon Shape is making copies of the Lhasa, ie: Tsuk Lha-khang, Doring for me, and apparently of the Sho Doring also. He has had parts of them rubbed with oil to make the letters clearer. The translations into Tibetan of the Chinese inscriptions on the Tsuk Lha-khang Doring, made for the Simla Conference, 1913-14, were made by the Chinese interpreter to the Ka-sha." [Vol. X., p.47]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The date of may 3rd has been suggested for this image because the foliage overhanging the doring is much less lush than that which appears in 1998.286.26.1&2, which seems to have been taken a couple of months later [MS 06/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Jokhang doring, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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