Picture from Mentsipa dispensary, Lhasa

Picture from Mentsipa dispensary, Lhasa

1998.285.182 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo




Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

A picture in a Tibetan medical dispensary depicting the various plants which can be used as drugs.

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

Previous Catologue Number

See H.159

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Other Information

Bell's List of Illustrations entry for H.159: "[No. of chapter] XXVIII. [Subject of Chapter] Illness. [Subject of Illustration] H159 (d) Picture in Men-tsi-pa's dispensary at Lhasa showing plants used as drugs. [Remarks] L.151" Bell does not distinguish in his List of Illustrations between 1998.285.181 and 1998.285.182, and both objects are referenced by the caption for H.159. [MS 4/6/2004]

Other Information - Museum notes

Other Information - Museum notes: The PRM contact print for this object has been developed in reverse from the image on the negative. This is an error in the contact print and not in the original negative glass plate

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Picture from Mentsipa dispensary, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.182.html>.

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