Roof of the Potala?

Roof of the Potala?

1999.23.2.33 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941


Lhasa > Potala roof?

Accession number


Image Dimensions

111 x 65 mm

Roof of the Potala Palace?. The structure in the middle is most likely one of the roofs surmounting the Red Palace main assembly hall. A ladder on the right leads up from a lower level. There are branches and poles with prayers attached to them on the left. Two monks and a person in western clothing can be seen on the right.

Further Information

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. "Roof of the Potala?" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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