Monks at Dra Yerpa Monastery

Monks at Dra Yerpa Monastery

1998.285.428 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

September 11th 1921


Lhasa Area > Dra Yerpa

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Monks standing in doorway of Dra Yerpa Monastery near Lhasa

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.

Copy difference

Copy Neg


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


This Image also appears in another collection


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] LXI. [Subject of Chapter] Monasteries and Monks [Subject of Illustration] H.399-310 (h) Entrance to a monastery."

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: This object image is a re-photograph of 1998.285.229. It appears from the print that the images might be distinct because the thumb on the right hand of the monk in the centre is visible. However, under magnification this is in fact a scratch on the negative [MS 28/6/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monks at Dra Yerpa Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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