1918.104.22.168.2 (Album Print black & white)
H. Staunton ?
1940 - 1941
Lhasa > Potala (from south west)
113 x 68 mm
Print gelatin silver
Notes on album mount - "Potala" is written in capital letters and in pencil beneath the photograph on the album page. [KC 20/12/2005]
Other Information - Album: This image appears in Staunton's personal album on a page (1922.214.171.124) with three other images. [KC 9/12/2005]
Other Information - Setting: Hugh Richardson writes in Ceremonies of the Lhasa Year , 1993, London: Serindia Publications, p. 77, "As soon as the leaders of the procession reach the stone pillar opposite the main entrance to the Sho the boom of the long horns from the roof of the Potala gives the signal for hauling up the Koku- "The Silk Image"- a great appliqué banner which covers the lower face of the Potala for a space of some 75 by 40 feet. It consists of two panels, one rather larger than the other; in the centre of which is a huge figure surrounded by many deities and bodhisattvas." The ceremony of the Tshogcho Sertreng is described fully on pp. 74-81. [KC 20/12/2005]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Potala with thankas unfurled on its south wall" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19126.96.36.199.2.html>.
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