A Golok woman and a Tsang woman in park in Lhasa

A Golok woman and a Tsang woman in park in Lhasa

1998.285.651 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Lt Col R. S. Kennedy? Willoughby Patrick Rosemeyer?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

1920-1921 or 1922



Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

A Golok woman (left) and a Tsang woman (right) in park in Lhasa. Bell describes them as being 'two friends'. Both wear regional headdresses, coats, aprons and clothing accessories

Further Information

Photographic Process

Lantern Slide

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St. Antony's College, Oxford


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Photo also owned by

Sir Charles Bell; Royal Central Asiatic Society

Revised Photographer

Lt Col R. S. Kennedy?

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Related Collections

British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXI. [Subject of Chapter] The Women [Subject of Illustration] P.180 (q) Two friends, Golok woman (left) and Tsang woman (right) in park ( lingka ) in Lhasa. [Remarks] L.102"

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The Religion of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931, facing p.120:"Tsang woman (right) with a friend from a robber tribe."

Other Information - Photographer: Bell did not use P-sized or 'Postcard' sized negatives of the kind with which this image is made for his images of Lhasa in 1920-21. However, Lt Col Robert Kennedy, who was with Bell in 1920-21, did so, as did W. P. Rosemeyer, who visited Lhasa many times from 1922 onwards as a telegraph officer involved with establishing the telegraph line to Lhasa. This is a copy of a print, not an original image, and the print may well have been acquired by Bell from one of these sources [MS 25/02/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "A Golok woman and a Tsang woman in park in Lhasa " 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.651.html>.

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