Washing clothes in Kyichu river, Lhasa

Washing clothes in Kyichu river, Lhasa

1998.286.77 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa Area > Kyichu

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

Women washing clothes in the Kyichu river near Lhasa

Further Information


Domestic Activity

Photographic Process

Negative Quarter Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford

Copy difference

Notches on right side


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

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XX. [Subject of Chapter] Beggars and Robbers [Subject of Illustration] Q68 (a) Women washing clothes near Lhasa. A common spectacle. These are washing in the Kyi Chu."

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Bell does not distinguish in his List of Illustrations between 1998.286.77 and 1998.286.314 and both can be referenced by the caption for Q.68 [MS 5/8/2004]

Other Information - Photograph used on PRM Photo website. [JD 2/6/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Washing clothes in Kyichu river, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.77.html>.

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