Jigme Taring

Jigme Taring

1998.131.488.3 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

February 13th 1937

Named Person

Jigme Taring


Lhasa > Tsarong House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

121 x 81

Half length portrait of Jigme Taring standing on the steps of Tsarong's house. Flower pots can be seen behind

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1994

Donated by

Mrs Faith Spencer Chapman


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Frederick Spencer Chapman

Previous Catologue Number

B.9 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'O/B/9' has been written on the back of the print in pencil [MS 28/03/2006]

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]: '1/4 Jigme'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 2: ‘35/2 - Jigme [Tering] a young general in the army and son of Rajah Tering, he was at school in Darjeeling and speaks English’ [MS 28/03/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'B' seem to have been taken during the New Year ceremonies in 1937 [MS 27/03/2006]

Biographical Information - Jigme Tering (or Taring) was the son of Rajah Tering of Sikkim. He married Tsarong's 4th wife Mary (Rinchen Dolma) in 1930. He was a Depon in charge of the Army. He wears the official's Earring in the left ear and his hair is tied in a top knot with an Amulet Box (`gau') in the center. This ornament is only worn by Lhasa officials of the first five ranks or by sons of noble families who are employed by the Government. [Marina de Alarcón ZF 1995 4]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Jigme Taring" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.131.488.3.html>.

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