Sera Monastery from above

Sera Monastery from above

1998.131.366 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

January 1937


Lhasa Area > Sera

Accession number


Image Dimensions

61 x 91 mm

Sera Monastery from the hills above. Lhasa valley in background

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

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

In Negative - '9-11' has been scratched into the bottom right hand corner of the negative [MS 22/03/2006]

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]: 'Sera sans hills (long)' [MS 22/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with '9' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Trisum sampa, yaks on Sera plain, Sera monastery and Khampa people and all seem to have been taken in January 1937 [MS 13/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Sera Monastery from above" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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