Assembly Hall, Dra Yerpa Monastery

Assembly Hall, Dra Yerpa Monastery

1998.285.229 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

September 11th 1921


Lhasa Area > Dra Yerpa

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Three monks standing in doorway of Assembly Hall at Dra Yerpa Monastery.

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.200

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


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Other Information

Bell's List of Illustrations entry for H.200: "[No. of chapter] XXXII to XXXIV. [Subject of Chapter] The Religion [Subject of Illustration] H.200 (cr) Assembly Hall at Tra Yer-pa Monastery near Lhasa, where Atisha lived"

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Bell does not distinguish in his list of illustrations between 1998.285.229 and 1998.285.230, and both may be referenced by the caption for H.200. It is almost impossible to distinguish between the two images, but equally there are no indications that the one is a re-photograph of the other. The only slight variation, which may be discernible under magnification, is a small movement in the head of the monk at the centre of the group. However, there are also differences in focus making this difficult to establish [MS 8/6/2004]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Bell went on a brief, two day visit to Trayerpa monastery in September 1921 [MS 17/02/2006]

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

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