Group of young monks

Group of young monks

1998.285.365.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Group of six men, three of whom are in monk's robes and holding rosary beads. Standing in a covered balcony with carpets and low seating

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 hand-written List of Illustrations entry for H.335 (nb: this is different to the caption for H.335 that appears in his section on 'The Religion', which is incorrectly annotated): "[No. of chapter] LXI. [Subject of Chapter] Monasteries and Monks [Subject of Illustration] H.335 (m) Group of monks. [Remarks] L.285"

Other Information - People

Other Information - People: Only the three men holding rosaries are likely to be Gelukpa monks. They could be from the Namgyal monastery within the Potala or from one of the major monastic centres around Lhasa, such as Sera or Drepung [CH, 03/04/2000]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Group of young monks" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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