Women and men on a roof top in Lhasa

Women and men on a roof top in Lhasa

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941



Accession number


Image Dimensions

118 x 89 mm

A group of four women and one man are in the foreground with a basket on a roof top in Lhasa. The women are wearing triangular shaped headresses decorated with corals and are probably of the servant class. One of them has clearly visible ear ornaments. There is a tent awning in the centre of the photograph and ritual drum-shaped roof decorations in the background. Also in the background, a line of men including an official and several servants is silhouetted against the skyline all looking down into the central courtyard.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1999

Donated by

Diana Hughes


H. Staunton

Photo also owned by

Diana Hughes

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Women and men on a roof top in Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1999.>.

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