Chumik Tangsang nunnery, above Gyantse

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1998.285.433 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Percy Brown


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Gyantse Region > Chumik Tangsang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Chumik Tangsang nunnery, above Gyantse

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

Photo also owned by

Sir Charles Bell; Royal Central Asiatic Society

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Related Collections

British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections


'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] LXII. [Subject of Chapter] Nunneries and Nuns [Subject of Illustration] H.404-310 (b) Chu-mik Tang-sang Nunnery, Gyantse. [Remarks] P. Brown's. His permission is required"

Other Information - Photographer: According to Bell's Index of Illustrations entry, this image was originally taken and/or owned by P. Brown. This is probably Percy Brown of the Calcutta Museum, who was well known as a specialist in Himalayan architecture, and who published 'Tours in Sikkim and Darjeeling District', Calcutta: W. Newman, 1917 (2nd ed 1922). [MS 28/6/2004]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.168:" 'Nunneries are often situated in secluded valleys'. 'Clear, Pure, Spring' nunnery." [MS 10/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Chumik Tangsang nunnery, above Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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