Entrance to Jokhang

Entrance to Jokhang

1998.286.125.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

Summer 1921


Lhasa > Jokhang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

Entrance to Jokhang, Lhasa. Bell and Kennedy were able to view some of the ceremonies taking place here from the first storey window in the centre left of the image. Behind the yak curtain on the second storey is the verandah from which the Dalai Lama used to view proceedings. To the left is the weeping willow known as "Buddha's Hair".

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative Quarter Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford

Copy difference

Intensifier Lantern Notches on right side


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Related Collections

British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections


'Portrait of the Dalai Lama', Sir Charles Bell, London: Collins, 1946 [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] Q111 (d) Entrance to Tsuk La Kang, Lhasa. On left centre on first storey is the window from which we viewed the ceremonies and festivities that took place here from time to time. Behind the yak curtain just above is the verandah, from which the Dalai Lama used to view them, on the second story. To the left is the weeping willow known as "Buddha's Hair". [Remarks] L.130"

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Portrait of the Dalai Lama', Bell, C. A., London: Collins, 1946, facing p.289 (top):"Verandah from which the Dalai Lama could view the ceremonies in the prayer festival."

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Entrance to Jokhang" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.125.1.html>.

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