Monks' sports at Gyantse

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1998.285.505 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Unknown photographer


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo




Accession number


Monk's sports at Gyantse, jumping.

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

Revised Photographer

Kennedy? Macdonald? 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] XXVII. [Subject of Chapter] Amusements. [Subject of illustration] P. 249 (gl) (s) Monk's sports at Gyantse, jumping."

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The People of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1928, facing p.268 [top], 'The competitors leapt from the springboard to the ground below'. [PG 2/5/2003]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - This image has been published in David Macdonald, Twenty Years in Tibet: Intimate and Personal Experiences of the Closed Land among all Classes of its People from the Highest to the Lowest (London, 1932), facing p.130 [left]: '"THE LONG JUMP"/ A POPULAR EVENT DURING THE ANNUAL ATHLETIC COMPETITION AMONG THE MONKS OF THE PALKHOR CHODE MONASTERY IN GYANTSE. THE LEAP IS TAKEN FROM A RAISED PLATFORM.' [PG 22/4/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monks' sports at Gyantse" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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