Yamdrok Lake near Yarsik

Yamdrok Lake near Yarsik

1998.285.45 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

October 24th or 25th 1921


Yamdrok Tso Region > Yarsik

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

Yamdrok lake from near Yarsik. High snow covered mountains in background; mountain on right is Kula Kangri, which is more than 25,000 ft high

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


Other Information

Bell's List of Illustrations entry for H.44: "[No. of chapter] III. [Subject of Chapter] Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Climate, Rainfall and Trade Routes. [Subject of illustration] H 44(u) Yamdro Lake from near Yarsik. High snow mountains in the background. The one to the right being Ku-La Kangri, over 25,000 feet, that to the left, a nearer one apparently of very great height. This latter is not marked on the maps"

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: In Bell's List of Illustrations he does not distinguish H44a [1998.285.45] and H44b [1998.285.46] but gives only one entry. H.44. 1998.285.46 appears to have been taken to give a clearer view of the mountains that Bell describes, which are difficult to discern in 1998.285.45

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Bell travelled on this route in 1920-21 on his way to and from Lhasa. However, in his diary of October 25th he states that he and Rabden had taken photographs of Kula Kangri [MS 21/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Yamdrok Lake near Yarsik" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.45.html>.

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