1998.286.29.1 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
Lhasa > Norbu Lingka
103 x 78
Negative Quarter Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford
Lantern Notches on right side
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] V. [Subject of Chapter] The Dalai Lama [Subject of Illustration] Q.25 (g). Main entrance from Norbu Lingka, down the broad new road from the Potala and Lhasa made about 1916. Note the sentry box on each side of the gate and the two long Prayer Poles (tar-shing); near each sentry box are the incense vessels (zang-bum). Similar ones are placed at intervals along the road to Lhasa, and in all the long thin brown sticks of incense are burnt whenever the Dalai Lama goes along the road. These vessels are made of earth with bases of stone. [Remarks] L.40 (D.L.)"
Other Information - Related Images: Bell does not distinguish between 1998.286.29.1 and 1998.286.29.2 in his List of Illustrations and both may be referenced by his caption for Q.25. 1998.286.29.1 is a slightly nearer view [MS 4/8/2004]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Main entrance to Norbu Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.29.1.html>.
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