Bell's Ache Lhamo at Tsetrung Lingka

Bell's Ache Lhamo at Tsetrung Lingka

1998.285.666 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Lt Col R. S. Kennedy? Unknown Tibetan or Sikkimese photographer?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

August 12th-15th 1921


Lhasa > Tsetrung Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Bell's Ache Lhamo in Tsetrung Lingka, near Lhasa. Magistrate of Renang, centre left, standing wearing yellow brocade, coming to perform the marriage ceremony of Nangsa. Magistrate's servant on right

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

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Revised Photographer

Lt Col R. S. Kennedy?

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


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Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXVII. [Subject of Chapter] Amusements. [Subject of Illustration] P.273 (bw) My Ache Lhamo in the Tsetrung lingka. The Magistrate of Re-nang, who is the left one of the two standing together behind and wears a yellow brocade dress like a modern Shappe's and a Shappe's hat, comes to perform the ceremony of marriage with Nang-sa, who sits in front under the pole. With the magistrate is his servant (right). [Remarks] L.146."

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: 1998.285.665 and 1998.285.666 have been made from the same negative but the image of 1998.285.665 is a slightly zoomed enlargement [MS 31/8/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Bell's Ache Lhamo at Tsetrung Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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