2001.35.22.1 (Print Black & White)
Evan Yorke Nepean
Evan Yorke Nepean
August 4th - 5th 1936
Chumbi Valley Region > Gautsa
90 x 58 mm
Loaned August 2002
British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37
Notes on print/mount - '2-022; 49; Lhama with prayer wheel'. [KC 24/07/2006]
Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - 'Itinerant Monk in the Chumbi Valley'. [MS 28/07/2006]
Other Information - Related Images: The negative for this print is to be found in the Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at the PRM [1998.131.129]. The reference 'YN.13' has been scratched into the negative [MS 24/07/2006]
Other Information - Dates: It seems likely that this image was taken on August 5th 1936 because the images taken by Nepean appear to have been ordered and numbered broadly chronologically. Furthermore, in his account of events for August 5th 1936, Chapman states: "Met three begging monks. The chief one, a gaunt old man with a lovely copper prayer wheel bound with silver, had a large religious painting which he explained to us in a queer chanting voice. Filmed him." ['Lhasa: The Holy City', F. Spencer Chapman, London: Chatto & Windus, 1938, p.30]. This image is related through Nepean's album in the Pitt Rivers Museum with two other images showing this man as part of a group and with a thanka painting, as well as having a prayer wheel and Chapman's description, may, therefore, relate to the encounter with this monk [MS 09/03/2006]
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monk with prayer wheel" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.22.1.html>.
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