1998.286.34.1 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
Lhasa > Potala > Main Entrance
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.30 (m) Main entrance to Potala; the middle gate. [Where placed - book page] G.J. [Remarks] L. 42 (D.L.)"
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'A Year in Lhasa' in The Geographical Journal, February,1924, facing p.97:"Main entrance to the Potala". This piece was derived from a lecture given to the Royal Geographical Society in London on 3rd December 1923 [MS 10/9/2004]
Other Information - Related Images: 1998.286.34(1&2) and 1998.286.313 at first appear to be identical images. However, under magnification they were clearly taken a few seconds apart as slight movement is seen in the postures of the people around the gateway [MS 06/03/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Potala main entrance " 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.34.1.html>.
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