Four pilgrims in Lhasa

Four pilgrims in Lhasa

1998.131.236 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

September 8th 1936



Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 113 mm

Four pilgrims each with different headgear. Itinerant monk on the left belongs to the Geluk sect.

Further Information

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

C.4.15 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

In Negative - The number '15' has been scratched into the bottom right hand corner of the negative [MS 21/3/2005]

Technical Information - This image was probably taken with a quarter plate Zeiss Nixe film or film pack camera as the negative is quarter-plate sized. See Chapman
Lhasa The Holy City [London: Chatto & Windus, 1938] for a description of the still and cine cameras that Chapman used as Mission photographer [MS 25/2/2005]

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]: '4 beggars - each different head dress' [MS 16/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.4.' comprise a group of negatives containing images of soldiers, turning prayer wheel, horns and rock paintings, paintings, Dr Morgan and mission hospital, beggar with skull and drum, monks outside Sera, meat seller and water tanks. They all seem to have been taken on or around September 8th 1936 [MS 16/03/2006]

Other Information - The figure standing second from the right is seen in closer view in 1998.131.237.1 [MS 21/3/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Four pilgrims in Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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