1998.286.28 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?
Sir Charles Bell
April 29th 1921
102 x 78
Negative Quarter Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford
Ntches on right side
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections
'Portrait of the Dalai Lama', Sir Charles Bell, London: Collins, 1946 [view list of illustrations]
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] V. [Subject of Chapter] The Dalai Lama [Subject of Illustration] Q.24 (f). Present of cream cheeses, dried apricots and dried apples from Dalai Lama wrapped in coloured cotton cloth and sealed with Dalai Lama's round red seal. Presented to me on 29/4/21."
Other Information - Related Images: Bell does not distinguish between 1998.286.28 and 1998.286.312 in his List of Illustrations entry and both images may be referenced by his caption for Q.24 [MS 4/8/2004]
Other Information - Setting: Bell does not write an entry in his Diary for 29th April 1921, when he states that this present was given to him [MS 4/8/2004]
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Portrait of the Dalai Lama', Bell, C. A., London: Collins, 1946, facing p.309 (bottom left):"A present from the Dalai Lama of cream cheeses, dried apricots, and dried apples."
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Present of food given to Bell by Thirteenth Dalai Lama" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.28.html>.
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