Stand for radung horns

Stand for radung horns

1998.131.547.2 (Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

February 10th 1937


Lhasa > Potala

Accession number


Image Dimensions

130 x 191

Lacquered wood ceremonial trumpet stand for radung horns decorated with Citapati skeleton figure in ceremonial dress. Possibly taken at the Potala

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

C.19 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number



'Lhasa Mission 1936, Diary of Events', P. Neame, H. Richardson, F. S. Chapman, Government of India Political Department [Note: photographs for October 18th - November 4th 1936 are not included as their relationship to text is not detailed; see Mission Diary text for details of images] [view list of illustrations]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - The back of the print is covered in crop marks and reproduction instructions. The reference 'OC 19' has been written on the back of the print in pencil. A thin piece of paper has been stuck across the top back edge of the image and folded over the front. Usually this would be used to transfer crop and reproduction instructions between back and front of the image but it has not been used in this case [MS 02/04/2006]

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]: '1/2 Trumpet stand' [MS 02/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Potala and dancers at the Potala. They seem to have been taken between February 10th - 13th 1937, with this image appearing in a sequence of images apparently from the Potala on the latter date [MS 02/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Stand for radung horns" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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