Daughter of a Phari Dzongpon wearing Kong-po dress

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1998.285.488 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Henry Martin? (or David Macdonald?)


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

c. 1908 - 1914 ?


Chumbi Valley Region > Phari

Accession number


Image Dimensions

134 x 80 mm

Daughter of a Phari Dzongpon dressed in the costume of a girl from Kong-po

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


'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.184 (gl) (z) A Tibetan lady from Kong-pu province, some 8 days' journey east of Lhasa. [Remarks] Macdonald's"

Other Information - Photographer: David Macdonald is known to have owned many photographs by Henry Martin. [PG 13/10/2003]

Other Information - People

Other Information - People: The girl in this picture can be identified as the daughter of the Phari-Jongpen by reference to 1998.285.490. [MS 22/7/2004]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.151 [top]: '"That of a lady of Kong-po shows wide variations from the costumes worn around Lhasa"'. [PG 2/5/2003]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Daughter of a Phari Dzongpon wearing Kong-po dress" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.488.html>.

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