View of Chumbi Valley near Pipitang

View of Chumbi Valley near Pipitang

1998.285.683 (Lantern Slide)

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Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Chumbi Valley Region > Pipitang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Landscape view of Chumbi Valley from near Pipitang, above Rinchengong

Further Information

Photographic Process

Lantern Slide

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.


Sir Charles Bell

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

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Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number



'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] XLV. [Subject of Chapter] The Chumbi Valley [Subject of Illustration] P.473 (h) View of Chumbi Valley above Rinchengong. [Where placed - book page] I, 74 [Remarks] F. neg.33 L.230 (Y in L)"

Notes on print/mount - '5' has been written in black ink. This slide seems to have been used as slide 5 in the lecture 'A Year in Lhasa', which was first presented at the Royal Geographical Society on 3rd December 1923. The text, with a lesser number of images, was later published in
The Geographical Journal of February 1924. Bell may also have presented this lecture on other occasions about which we have no information at present. [MS 7/9/2004]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Tibet Past & Present', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, facing p.74:"The Chumbi valley near Pipitang"

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "View of Chumbi Valley near Pipitang" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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