Buddha figure carved into a rock near Lhasa

Buddha figure carved into a rock near Lhasa

1998.286.283 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



East Kyichu Valley Region > Dzamtrang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

Several hundred years old 30ft high Buddha figure, carved out of rock in Kyichu Valley, housed in a stone built shelter, 12 miles below Lhasa. The vertical lines on the figure are caused by water dripping through the roof above. Man seated at entrance shows the height of the figure. A pile of stones lies next to the entrance of the shelter.

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

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Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Related Collections

British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections

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