2001.35.133.1 (Print Black & White)
Evan Yorke Nepean
Evan Yorke Nepean
September 8th 1936?
Lhasa > Lingkhor
90 x 58 mm
Loaned August 2002
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
Notes on print/mount - 2-133; 55. [KC 30/07/2006]
Other Information - Related Images: The negative for this image is in the Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at the PRM. 'YN 48' has been scratched into the negative in the bottom left hand corner. [MS 16/03/2006]
Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - 'Bas reliefs.' [MS 30/07/2006]
Other Information - Dates: This image has been dated by relating it to similar images taken by Frederick Spencer Chapman in the PRM collections. [MS 16/03/2006]
Other Information - Cultural Background: The Lingkhor (or outer circumambulation route) around Lhasa is regularly walked by pilgrims and other Tibetan Buddhists as a merit accruing act. These carvings (located on the route near the Medical College at Chakpori) depict a thousand Buddhas interspersed with three larger images of Sakyamuni Buddha which were painted red, blue and gold. Devotees would spin prayer wheels, recite mantras or perform full-length prostrations along the path, stopping at key points such as this to carry out other activities. At this particular site the forehead would be placed onto a Buddha image, a finger placed inside a hole or the pilgrim would crawl under the slab of rock at the foot of the wall. [CH 2003]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Deities carved into rock face on Lingkhor" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.133.1.html>.
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