Two women in Lhasa dress

Two women in Lhasa dress

1998.285.457.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information




Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo




Accession number


Image Dimensions

135 x 83mm

Two women in heavily ornamented dress. Behind are more women, less ornately dressed, and a man in fringed headgear. In the background a carved and painted wall or panel.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Copy Negative

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

Sir Charles Bell; Royal Central Asiatic Society

Revised Photographer

Not Bell?

Previous Catologue Number

See P.108

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Related Collections

British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections

This Image also appears in another collection


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XVI. [Subject of Chapter] The Aristocracy [Subject of Illustration] P. 108 (ad) Two Lhasan ladies. [Remarks] See I,20"

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Bell does not distinguish between 1998.285.457 and 1998.285.458 in his List of Illustrations and both may be referenced by his caption for P.108, cited above. They are both re-photographs of a print, the principal difference between the two being that 1998.285.457 has been cropped at the bottom, relative to 1998.285.458 [MS 16/7/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Two women in Lhasa dress" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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