19188.8.131.52.3 (Album Print black & white)
H. Staunton ?
1940 - 1941
Lhasa > Jokhang
116 x 87 mm
Print gelatin silver
Notes on album mount - "Cathedral" is written as the general caption below two of the photographs on page 21 of the album in pencil in capital letters. [KC 2/1/2006]
Other Information - Setting: Hugh Richardson writes about the ceremony of Monlam Torgya in Ceremonies of the Lhasa Year , 1993, London: Serindia Publications, pp. 39-51. "The ceremony of te Monlam Torgya is the longest and the most spectacular of the New Year celebrations. It is the high point of the Yaso's tenure of office and the day for which the Tsisher was the preparation. It brings together religious and secular elements and marks the formal end of the Monlam Chenmo. ... The centre of the activity is the forecourt of the Jokhang where it can be seen by the Dalai Lama from a window curtained with yellow silk in the Zurchong room to the north of the court. The Kashag watch from the verandah of the reception room, the Khamsum Tsomchen, over the porch of the Jokhang."
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Main entrance of the Jokhang at Monlam Torgya" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19184.108.40.206.3.html>.
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