Horpa man and woman

Horpa man and woman

1998.285.315 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

February - April 1921?



Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Horpa man and woman. Full length portraits, man facing camera, woman with back to camera. Man holding sword in sheath.

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

Revised Photographer

Rabden Lepcha

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number



'Tibet Past & Present', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1924 [view list of illustrations]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] LII. [Subject of Chapter] Tribes to the North [Subject of Illustration] H.286 (f) Horpa and his wife. Second view. [Where placed - book page] I [Remarks] See (c) [Q.249]"

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Tibet Past & Present', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, facing p.10: "Herdsman from northern Tibet and his wife"

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Horpa man and woman" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.315.html>.

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