Street in Lhasa near Barkhor

Street in Lhasa near Barkhor

1998.131.277 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

September 1936?


Lhasa > Barkhor

Accession number


Image Dimensions

61 x 94 mm

Street in Lhasa near the Barkhor, possibly near one of the entrances to the Jokhang. Religious texts for sale. A crowd of onlookers watch the photographer

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Revised Photographer

Evan Yorke Nepean

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


This Image also appears in another collection

2001.35.396.29.2 2001.35.158.1

Other Information

In Negative - 'YN.41' has been scratched into the negative in the bottom left hand corner [MS 16/03/2006]

Other Information - Photographer: The identification 'YN' in the negative enables this image to be attributed to Evan Yorke Nepean rather than F. Spencer Chapman [MS 16/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: 1998.131.278 has also been inscribed in the negative with 'YN.41' [MS 16/03/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The date has been suggested by comparing this image with others taken by Chapman, which were clearly taken at the same time, and for which a possible date has been determined [MS 16/03/2006]

Other Information - Cultural Background

Other Information - Cultural Background: Religious texts for sale. Books rectangular in shape. The paper is normally made from the daphne shrub and the texts are block printed. [Marina de Alarcón ZF 1995.1]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Street in Lhasa near Barkhor" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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