Lonchen Shokang's daughter
with Captain Tsoko's wife

Lonchen Shokang's daughter  with Captain Tsoko's wife

1998.286.286.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo


Named Person

Shokhang Lonchen, Shokhang Lochen's daughter, Captain Tsoko's wife



Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

The Prime Minister Lonchen Shokhang's daughter on the right, with Captain Tsoko's wife on the left. The two women are standing in a lavishly furnished room with carved wall panels. The women are wearing all the accoutrements of high status, such as amulets, beads and other jewellery, rich textiles, and elaborate Lhasa-style head dresses

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative Quarter Plate , Copy Negative

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford

Copy difference

Copy Neg Lantern


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


'Tibet Past & Present', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1924 [view list of illustrations]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XVI. [Subject of Chapter] The Aristocracy [Subject of Illustration] Q.272-53 (q) Lonchen Shokang's daughter (right) with Captain Tsoko's wife. [Where placed - book page] I, 180."

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Tibet Past & Present', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, facing p.230:"The Prime Minister's daughter (right) with a friend"

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Lonchen Shokang's daughter
with Captain Tsoko's wife
" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.286.1.html>.

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