Monk turning prayer wheel on linghkor

Monk turning prayer wheel on linghkor

1998.131.348 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

September 8th 1936


Lhasa > Lingkhor

Accession number


Image Dimensions

110 x 81

Monk turning prayer wheels enclosed in a chorten on the lingkhor pilgrimage route around Lhasa. Prayer flags can be seen suspended overhead

Further Information


Ritual Activity

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

Previous Catologue Number

C.4.7 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - A blurred number '7' is printed on the bottom edge of the negative. This has enabled identification of the image as 'C.4.7' in Chapman's handlist of negatives compiled in Lhasa [MS 21/03/2006]

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]: 'Heavily clothed monk turns prayer wheel' [MS 21/03/2006]

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, water tanks. They all seem to have been taken on September 8th 1936 [MS 21/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monk turning prayer wheel on linghkor" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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