19184.108.40.206.4 (Album Print black & white)
H. Staunton ?
1940 - 1941
116 x 90 mm
Print gelatin silver
Notes on album mount - "Mrs Lhalu" is written in pencil in capital letters below the photograph on the album page. [KC 30/12/2005]
Manual Catalogues - "Had a big house with a temple. Two Dalai Lamas came from her family. She had a clear spring and the best known chang (beer). Younghusband's British Mission lived there n 1904." [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Roger Croston, detailed in H. Staunton undated Related Documents File, PRM Manuscript Collections]. [KC 30/12/2005]
Other Information - People: F Spencer Chapman writes in Lhasa: The Holy City, 1938, London: Chatto and Windus, p. 319, "The lady of Lhalu was of middle age and extremely stout. She wore the most wonderful jewellery, and was more made-up than any Tibetan woman I had seen. Being the daughter of one Kung and the widow of another, she is one of the first ladies of Lhasa. ... Our hostess was wonderfully good company. She and Tsarong, who were old friends, exchanged lively repartee throughout the meal. The lunch was excellent, but our indefatigable hostess made us eat far more than we wanted, and absolutely forced us to drink quantities of excellent but most potent chang..."
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Lhalu Lhacham wearing Lhasa headress" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19220.127.116.11.4.html>.
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