1998.286.70 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
78 x 103
Negative Quarter Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford
Intensifier Notches on right side
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections
'The People of Tibet', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928 [view list of illustrations]
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XIX. [Subject of Chapter] The Traders [Subject of Illustration] Q62 (t) Stall in Lhasa Market. Cartridges in centre, bridles, stirrups etc. below. Stallkeeper's food above on right, i.e. teapot, cup, basket for barley flour etc. Wooden chest above on extreme right. Sacks below for carrying goods away each evening. Stallkeeper sits on white felt rug above the cartridges."
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.130:"Stall in Lhasa market with cartridges, &c., as described in the text." [MS 10/9/2004]
Other Information - Description: "In Lhasa the goods are exposed on stands, or laid out on the ground in front of the shops. Let us take one typical of many. In the centre are cartridges. One the near side of them are bridles and stirrups. beyond and to the right is the stall-keeper's food, a teapot, a cup, and a basket containing barley flour. One the extreme right is a large wooden chest for storing the more valuable articles. In front to the right are sacks which serve for carrying away the unsold surplus after the day's business is ended. The keeper of the stall sits on a rug of white felt behind his cartridges." The People of Tibet , Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, p.129 [MS 10/9/2004]
For Citation use:
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