Stalls outside Sera Monastery

Stalls outside Sera Monastery

1998.131.369 (Film negative)

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Photographer's handlist

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

September 8th 1936?


Lhasa Area > Sera

Accession number


Image Dimensions

85 x 113 mm

Meat sellers and other stalls outside Sera monastery. Women seem mainly to be in charge of the stalls while a group of Tibetan monks and lay people stand to the right in the image. Sera plain visible 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

C.4.18 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

In Negative - '18' has been scratched into the negative in the bottom right hand corner. This has enabled identification of the image as 'C.4.18' from Chapman's handlist of negatives made whilst in Lhasa [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]: 'Meatsellers and monks outside Sera' [MS 22/03/2006]

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 about September 8th 1936 [MS 22/03/2006]

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

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