Mounted official crossing Trapshi plain

Mounted official crossing Trapshi plain

1999.23.2.36 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

March 1st 1940?


Lhasa > Trapshi

Accession number


Image Dimensions

112 x 67 mm

An official wearing a fur-rimmed conical hat on horseback. He is being escorted by a minor official wearing a flat hat on foot with a servant wearing a tasselled round hat behind. There are ponies and mountains in the background. Probably taken during the review at Trapshi which occurs at the end of the first Tibetan month.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1999

Donated by

Diana Hughes


H. Staunton

Photo also owned by

Diana Hughes

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - " Velox" printed in black ink and the number 611 in red can be found on the back of the print. [KC 29/10/2005]

Research publication - See Hugh Richardson, 1993
Ceremonies of the Lhasa Year , London, Serindia, pp. 34-37 for a description of the Review at Trapshi. [KC 31/10/2005]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Staunton was certainly in Lhasa for the Tibetan New Year in 1940 and possibly in 1941. This image is part of a group of 17 photographs taken over a two-day period (the 23rd and 24th of the first Tibetan month) which have the number 611 stamped in red on the back. [KC 31/10/2005]

Other Information - Related images: 1999., 1999.23.2.15, 1999.23.2.74, 1999.23.2.75 [KC 9/12/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Mounted official crossing Trapshi plain " 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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