Assembly Hall at Sera Monastery

Assembly Hall at Sera Monastery

1998.285.210.1 (Glass negative)

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(Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa Area > Sera

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Assembly Hall of the "Sera Che" College at Sera monastery, monks on the steps.

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 Tape Intensifier


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


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXXII to XXXIV. [Subject of Chapter] The Religion [Subject of Illustration] H.182 (be) Assembly Hall of the 'Sera Che' College at Sera, monks on the steps. [Remarks] L.177"

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The Religion of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931, facing p.148:"Monks outside the Assembly Hall of a college in the Se-ra Monastery."

In Negative - A piece of black tape has been stuck on the glass plate on the right hand side. It also appears that the negative has been subjected to an intensifying process, which may have led to the greater degree of sulphiding that is visible on this negative glass plate than some others [MS 23/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Assembly Hall at Sera Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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