A group of Gelugpa monks

A group of Gelugpa monks

2001.35.317.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

October 2nd 1936?


Lhasa Area > Jokhang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

107 x 83 mm

A row of monks of the Gelugpa order wearing ritual yellow hats standing in front of two lattice covered windows, possibly outside the Jokhang temple in Lhasa

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

Previous Catologue Number

C.6.9 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Yellow hat monks; ink no: 80; pencil no: C-6/9; blue no: '. [KC 05/08/2006]

Other Information - from an envelope marked 'Scenes around Lhasa and the Norbhu Lingka = Jewel Park, the summer palace'. [KC 05/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Yellow hats 6 full size (fuzzy)’ [MS 10/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.6' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Trimon and 4th/5th rank officials, Amir Khan and staff, Ringang, lunch party, Yellow Hat Monks, Potala views, Norbhu Lingka stables. They all seem to have been taken between October 1st - 3rd 1936 [MS 30/03/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This photograph was probably taken on October 2nd 1936 as on this day members of the Mission under Sir Basil Gould made a brief visit to the Jokhang temple en route for lunch with Tibetan officials [see Mission Diary for this day] [MS 23/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "A group of Gelugpa monks" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.317.1.html>.

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