Man carrying water

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1998.285.493.1 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Unknown photographer


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Chumbi Valley Region

Accession number


Image Dimensions

137mm x 80mm

Man carrying water in the Chumbi Valley. Man with bucket on back holding ladle.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St. Antony's College, Oxford

Copy difference



Sir Charles Bell

Photo also owned by

Sir Charles Bell; Royal Central Asiatic Society

Revised Photographer

Not Bell? Kennedy or 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] XXIII. [Subject of Chapter] The People. [Subject of illustration] P.192 (b) Carrying water in Chumbi Valley."

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.158:" 'A short, wooden barrel with a hole in the board that covers the top' ". [MS 10/9/2004]

Other Information - Cultural Background

Other Information - Cultural Background: "Women milk the cows and make the butter. Ploughing is man's work; other agricultural operations, as mentioned above, are shared between them. Both men and women carry water, employing for this purpose a short, wooden barrel with a hole in the board that covers the top." The People of Tibet' Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, p.158. [MS 10/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Man carrying water" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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