Reting Monastery

Reting Monastery

1998.285.260.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

August 29th - September 3rd 1921


Rongchu Valley Region > Reting

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

View of Reting monastery across plain at the foot of mountains.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.

Copy difference



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] XLIV. [Subject of Chapter] Re-ting [Subject of Illustration] H.236 (e) General view of Re-ting Monastery. On left the administrative part (Labrang), where we were lodged. In centre the monks' dwellings. On right the building containing the main chapels, assembly halls etc. On extreme right are more dwellings for monks. [Remarks] 2 views. L.226"

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: On 29th August - 3rd September 1921 Sir Charles Bell and Lt Col Robert Kennedy and their entourage visited Reting Monastery. This was part of a tour to the country north of Lhasa undertaken at the end of August and early September [MS 23/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Reting Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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