Bookcases in Ganden Monastery

Bookcases in Ganden Monastery

1998.285.678 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Lt Col R. S. Kennedy?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

August 15th or 16th 1921


Lhasa Area > Ganden

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Book cases in Ganden Monastery

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

Revised Photographer

Lt Col R. S. Kennedy?

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Related Collections

British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections


'Tibet Past & Present', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1924 [view list of illustrations]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XL. [Subject of Chapter] The Language [Subject of Illustration] P.428 (a) Part of one of the bookcases in Ganden Monastery. The books contain the Buddhist scriptures. [Where placed - book page] I. 152 [Remarks] L.211"

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Tibet Past & Present', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, facing p.152:"A part of a Tibetan Library. The white silk labels give the titles of the books"

Other Information - Cultural Background

Other Information - Cultural Background: Bell and Kennedy arrived for a short visit to Ganden Monastery on August 15th 1921. Bell comments in his diary that this is an auspicious day on which to visit, being the 8th day of the Tibetan month, the other two being the 15th and last days [Diary Vol. X, pp. 7 - 16] [MS 25/02/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Bookcases in Ganden Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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