Spectators at Invitation to Maitreya ceremonies

Spectators at Invitation to Maitreya ceremonies

1998.285.173 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

March 4th 1921


Lhasa > Jokhang > Sungchora

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Sungchora visible in left centre of image in the Jokhang square in central, Lhasa, with crowds attending the sports and races taking place at the ceremony of Jampa Dendren or 'The Invitation to Maitreya'

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Revised Photographer

Rabden Lepcha

Previous Catologue Number

H. 150

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Spectators at Invitation to Maitreya ceremonies" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.173.html>.

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