Three 'Chang Girls' at Dekyi Lingka

Three 'Chang Girls' at Dekyi Lingka

2001.35.362.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

September 28th 936


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

106 x 72 mm

Two 'Chang Girls' (servers of chang beer) who were typically young aristocratic women dressed in fine clothes with fake hair pieces, headdresses, ear and neck ornaments. Tent awning in the background. The occasion was a dinner hosted at the Dekyi Lingka for Tibetan officials of Cabinet rank

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

CV.6 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Chang girls'; [ink no:] 23; [pencil no:] CV/6; [blue no:] '; from an envelope marked 'Chang Girls, Fat Monks, Dancing Girls, Mummers'. [KC 15/08/2006]

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]: '3 chung [chang] girls semi-close looking down' [MS 15/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CV' comprise a group of negatives containing images of chang girls, dancing girls and band, ‘King’ of Lhadu’s monk, medical work at mission hospital, Gould and Lonchen Shatra, wall painting in Duke’s [Kung] house, Potala from Chakpori, telephoto views of Potala and Gundeling, Gyaltsen, staff of mission. They all seem to have been taken between September 28th - October 1st 1936 [MS 15/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Three 'Chang Girls' at Dekyi Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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