Dalai Lama's pavilion in Norbu Lingka

Dalai Lama's pavilion in Norbu Lingka

1998.285.280.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

May 18th 1921?


Lhasa > Norbu Lingka > Lukhang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Dalai Lama's pavilion in Norbu Lingka. Steps up into pavilion. Applique awning.

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] L. [Subject of Chapter] Lhasa [Subject of Illustration] H.256 (t) Entrance to above pavilion [ie: Dalai Lama's pavilion in Norbu Lingka]. [Remarks] L.238"

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This photograph may have been taken on May 18th 1921, when Bell was given a special invitation by the Dalai Lama to enter the inner enclosure of the Norbu Lingka to see the gardens and the progress of the seedlings that he had brought as a present for the Dalai Lama from the Government of India [Bell's Diary Vol. X, pp. 59-60] [MS 20/02/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Dalai Lama's pavilion in Norbu Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.280.1.html>.

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