Meat market in Lhasa

Meat market in Lhasa

1998.286.98.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Meat Market

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

The modern meat market at Lhasa. Constructed under the orders of the Dalai Lama following his time in Darjeeling where he saw how the meat market there operated

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's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

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] Q88 (q) The modern meat market at Lhasa. Constructed under the orders of the Dalai Lama after he stayed in Darjeeling and saw the meat market there. [Remarks] L.114 (Y in L)."

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.220:" 'In Lhasa itself the Tibetan Government have established a meat market' ".[MS 10/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Meat market in Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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