The richest trader in Gyantse

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1998.286.80.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Gyantse > Bazaar

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

The richest trader in Gyantse sitting at her stall in the market, wearing a headdress and neck ornament of beads

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative Quarter Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford

Copy difference

Lantern Notches on right side


Sir Charles Bell

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Related Collections

British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections


'The People of Tibet', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928 [view list of illustrations]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXI. [Subject of Chapter] The Women [Subject of Illustration] Q71 (n) The richest trader in Gyantse sitting at her stall in the market. [Remarks] L.99"

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.128:" 'One of the wealthiest merchants in Gyantse, a woman who owned valuable landed property' ".[MS 10/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The richest trader in Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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