Kitchen utensils, Chumbi Valley

Kitchen utensils, Chumbi Valley

1998.286.93.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Chumbi Valley Region

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

Kitchen utensils such as cooking pots, teapots, tea urn and water-bucket in house in Chumbi valley.

Further Information

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

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] XXIV. [Subject of Chapter] Food and Drink [Subject of Illustration] Q83 (f) Kitchen utensils (i) teapots (ii) Tea urn (iii) Water-bucket in house in Chumbi valley."

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Bell does not distinguish in his List of Illustrations entry between 1998.286.93.1 and 1998.286.93.2 and both may be referenced by his caption for Q.83. 1998.286.2 is a copy of the other image, but with numbers added to it, which relate to the utensils referenced in Bell's caption [MS 9/8/2004]

Technical Information - The copy image [1998.286.93.2] has had numbers added to it. These appear to have been written on the print that was being re-photographed, rather than having been scratched on the negative. This suggests that at least two copies of this image were made and that one print was marked up and then re-photographed to create the negative [MS 9/8/2004]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.236:"Kitchen utensils. Left, saucepans and teapots; right centre, wooden tea churn and dasher; water bucket on right." [MS 10/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Kitchen utensils, Chumbi Valley" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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