19126.96.36.199.4 (Album Print black & white)
H. Staunton ?
1940 - 1941
116 x 87 mm
Print gelatin silver
Notes on album mount - "Kashag Entertains" is written in pencil in capital letters in the middle of the page as a general caption for all four photographs on the page. [KC 3/1/2006]
Notes on print/mount - "Lhasa municipal band" is written on the reverse of the print in blue ink. [KC 3/1/2006]
Other Information - Related image: 19188.8.131.52.3 [KC 3/1/2006]
Other Information - Setting: F Spencer Chapman writes about this group of musicians in Lhasa: The Holy City, 1938, London: Catto and Windus, "Music was provided before, during and after the meal by an orchestra of three curiously fashioned stringed instruments, and a flute played by a bearded Ladaki with a red fez. The band was led by a blind man who is in such high favour that he enjoys the rare priviledge of being permitted to smoke even in front of the Cabinet. One of the instruments was remarkable in that the bow passed between the two strings." (p. 110-11)
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Two musicians playing piwang and flute" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_19184.108.40.206.4.html>.
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