Comissariat at Yatung, 1911

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1998.285.485 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Henry Martin


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Chumbi Valley Region > Yatung

Accession number


Image Dimensions

83 x 136 mm

Group portrait, showing an Indian official, seated, with three other men and four women.

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] XXI. [Subject of Chapter] The Women [Subject of Illustration] P.174 (gl) (k) Laughing at a joke'

In Negative - The photographer's initials 'H.M.' 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 [1998.293.14], described as 'Commissariat/ agent & servants/ Yatung/ Circa 1911' (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.174: 'A joke's mixed reception/ Indian official seated. Behind him two Indian men and one Tibetan. Four Tibetan women'. [PG 21/7/2003]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Comissariat at Yatung, 1911" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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