Mounted soldiers in ancient armour at Trapshi Tsisher

Mounted soldiers in ancient armour at Trapshi Tsisher

1999.23.2.45 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941


Lhasa > Trapshi

Accession number


Image Dimensions

115 x 73 mm

Soldiers in ancient armour mounted on horseback. They are wearing chain mail and carrying spears, bows and arrows and muskets. Their helmets are decorated with peacock feathers. Mountains in the background.

Further Information


Ritual Activity

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 - The word "Velox" is stamped on the reverse of the print in black ink. Also, "Ancient Armoured Warriors" is written in pencil on the reverse. [KC 29/11/2005]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - "Trapchi Chipsa" [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Roger Croston, detailed in H. Staunton undated Related Documents File, PRM Manuscript Collections] [KC 29/11/2005]

Research publication - See Hugh Richardson, 1993 Ceremonies of the Lhasa Year , London, Serindia, pp. 34-37 for a description of the Review at Trapchi. [KC 29/11/2005]

Other Information - Related images: 1999., 1999., 1999.23.2.67 [KC 29/11/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Mounted soldiers in ancient armour at Trapshi Tsisher" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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