Nomad tribe from the north travelling to Lhasa

Nomad tribe from the north travelling to Lhasa

1998.285.471 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Lt Col R. S. Kennedy or Willoughby Patrick Rosemeyer?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

1920-1921 or 1922?


Lhasa Area

Accession number


Image Dimensions

136mm x 80mm

Nomad tribe from the north travelling to Lhasa. Yaks carrying loads. One man riding. Mountains and settlement in distance

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate , 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

Kennedy? Rosemeyer?

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] XVIII. [Subject of Chapter] The Herdsmen [Subject of Illustration] P.139 (c) Members of a nomad tribe arriving at Lhasa from the north."

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.22:"Northern nomads arriving at Lhasa." [MS 10/9/2004]

Other Information - Photographer: Bell did not use P-sized or 'Postcard' sized negatives of the kind with which this image is made for his images of Lhasa in 1920-21. However, Lt Col Robert Kennedy, who was with Bell in 1920-21, did so, as did W. P. Rosemeyer, who visited Lhasa many times from 1922 onwards as a telegraph officer involved with establishing the telegraph line to Lhasa. This is a copy of a print, not an original image, and the print may well have been acquired by Bell from one of these sources [MS 25/02/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Nomad tribe from the north travelling to Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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