Kyichu Valley from Potala with Potala Sho

Kyichu Valley from Potala with Potala Sho

1998.285.302 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa > View from Potala

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

View across Kyichu Valley from the Potala showing a section of Potala Sho in the bottom left corner and showing parks on the plain

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


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number



'The People of Tibet', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928 [view list of illustrations]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] L. [Subject of Chapter] Lhasa [Subject of Illustration] (bk) View across Kyi Chu Valley from Potala Sho, a corner of which shows to the left. Some of the parks with which the plain is dotted can be seen. [Remarks] Missing [handwritten in blue ink]"

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.264:"View across the Kyi Chu from the Potala. Some of the ling-kas , with which the valley is dotted, can be seen." [MS 10/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Kyichu Valley from Potala with Potala Sho" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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