Kusho Palhese

Kusho Palhese

1998.285.128.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo


Named Person


Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Kusho Palhese, full length, standing by wall with view of hills in distance.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.

Copy difference

Lantern Shortened image


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number



'Tibet Past & Present', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1924 [view list of illustrations]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XVI. [Subject of Chapter] The Aristocracy. [Subject of Illustration] H.110 (x) Kusho Palhese. [Where placed - book page] I,94. [Remarks] L.78 (Y.in L.)"

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: see 1998.285.30 for portrait of Rai Bahadur Achuk Tsering taken in same location [MS 26/5/2004]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Tibet Past & Present', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, facing p.94:"Ku-sho Pa-lhese"; published in 'Portrait of the Dalai Lama', Bell, C. A., London: Collins, 1946, facing p.32:"Pa-lhe-se."

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Kusho Palhese" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.128.1.html>.

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