Yaks carrying loads of wool

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1998.285.473 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Henry Martin


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

c. 1908 - 1914 ?


Chumbi Valley Region > Phari plain

Accession number


Image Dimensions

82 x 135 mm

Yaks carrying loads of wool crossing the plain at Phari.

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

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

This Image also appears in another collection



'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] XIX. [Subject of Chapter] The Traders [Subject of Illustration] P.147 (gl) (h) Yaks carrying wool."

In Negative - The photographer's initials 'H.M.' [Henry Martin] are visible in the lower right-hand corner of the image, having been marked on the original negative. [PG 13/10/2003]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: There is a print of this image in the PRM's Macdonald Collection [1998.293.55], described as 'Yaks with wool/ crossing Phari plain/ Pre 1914' (from label on reverse). [PG 13/10/2003]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.116 [bottom]: 'Yaks carrying wool'. [PG 2/5/2003]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Yaks carrying loads of wool" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.473.html>.

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