Food given to Bell in Gyantse by Tibetan government

Food given to Bell in Gyantse by Tibetan government

1998.285.498 (Film negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo




Accession number


Image Dimensions

137mm x 80mm

Sacks of food outside dwelling.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St. Antony's College, Oxford


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] XXVI. [Subject of Chapter] Ceremonial and Etiquette. [Subject of illustration] P.240 (r) Presents of food given to me by the Tibetan Govt. on my arrival at Gyantse."

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.252:"Presents of food from Tibetan Government to author. Butter, eggs, and bags of barley-flour, peas, and rice. On the top dried carcases of sheep." [MS 10/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Food given to Bell in Gyantse by Tibetan government" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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