Ache Lhamo performance at Norbu Lingka, Lhasa

Ache Lhamo performance at Norbu Lingka, Lhasa

1999.23.2.32 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941


Lhasa > Norbu Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

112 x 67 mm

A performance of a musical dance drama, Ache Lhamo, in the courtyard of the Norbu Lingka in Lhasa. There are five masked dancers performing and a group of 7 adults and 2 children wearing winged headdresses standing on the sideline on the left. The courtyard is paved with flagstones. An umbrella type awning provides shade for the dancers. The audience is sitting on the ground on the left, under the first-floor gallery in the shade and some are sitting on the first floor gallery.

Further Information


Dancing , Performing

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. "Ache Lhamo performance at Norbu Lingka, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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