Ache Lhamo at Norbu Lingka

Ache Lhamo at Norbu Lingka

1998.286.138 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

August 5th - 8th 1921


Lhasa > Norbu Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

Ache Lhamo in Norbu Lingka. Close-up view of performers on stage. Dalai Lama's bodyguard can be seen in background, sitting on the roof the roof

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative Quarter Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford

Copy difference

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

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXVII. [Subject of Chapter] Amusements [Subject of Illustration] Q128 (bo) Ache Lhamo in Norbu Lingka. Not very clear."

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This photograph was probably taken on the second or subsequent day of the performance as there is a canopy over the stage, which Bell states in his diary of 5th August was not present on the first day [MS 11/8/2004]

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

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