Archers competing outside Lhalu

Archers competing outside Lhalu

1998.131.568.2 (Contact Print)

Image for comparison


Raw Image


(Contact Print)

[view record]



Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Frederick Spencer Chapman

Date of Photo

February 15th 1937?


Lhasa > Lhalu House

Accession number


Image Dimensions

116 x 179

Archers practising their skills outside Lhalu Mansion. A group of children and other onlookers can be seen watching the competition

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

D.11 [view film roll]

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - The back of the print is covered in crop marks and reproduction instructions. The reference 'O/D/11' has also been written on the back of the print in pencil [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 Archers at Lalu [Lhalu] 2 [?]'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 3: ‘12/1 - Archery competition near the Lhalu mansion. Lhasa noblemen represented by their servants. Bows are of yak horn and bamboo and bowstrings of nettle’ [MS 02/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'D' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Potala and dancers at the Potala, Norbu Lingka animals, dance at Nechung. They all seem to have been taken just prior to the Missions departure in February 1937. [MS 02/04/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: The Mission visited Lhalu Mansion on February 15th 1937 to have a farewell dinner with Ringang. This event was probably taking place in the environs of the Mansion on the occasion of that visit [MS 02/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Archers competing outside Lhalu" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

For more information about photographic usage or to order prints, please visit the The Pitt Rivers Museum.

© The Pitt Rivers Museum