Pargo Kaling, Lhasa

Pargo Kaling, Lhasa

1998.285.299.2 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Pargo Kaling

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Pargo Kaling, western gateway to Lhasa. Animals in gateway. Shows road leading through gateway that can also act as a processional route

Further Information

Photographic Process

Lantern Slide

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

Revised Photographer

Rabden Lepcha?

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.271 (be) Pargo Kaling entrance gate to Lhasa. [Remarks] L.251A (Y in L)"

Notes on print/mount - 'Pargo Kaling Lhasa' has been written in blue ink and '13' has been written in blue-black ink. This slide seems to have been used as slide 13 in the lecture 'A Year in Lhasa', which was first presented at the Royal Geographical Society on 3rd December 1923. The text, with a lesser number of images, was later published in
The Geographical Journal of February 1924. Bell may also have presented this lecture on other occasions about which we have no information at present. [MS 7/9/2004]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: This road also acts as a processional route during Sertreng Ceremony etc. See Bell's images of Sertreng procession [MS 9/6/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Pargo Kaling, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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