1998.286.174.1 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?
Sir Charles Bell
Sera Monastery Abbots
Lhasa Area > Sera
78 x 103
Negative Quarter Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXXII [Subject of Chapter] The Religion [Subject of Illustration] Q159 (az). The four abbots of Sera. [Remarks] L.174 (Y in L)
Other Information - Related Images: Bell does not distinguish in his List of Illustrations between 1998.286.174.1 and 1998.286.174.2 and both may be referenced by his caption for Q.159. Although the differences, if any, between the images are indistinguishable to casual observation, both of the negatives appear to be originals [MS 11/8/2004]
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The Religion of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931, facing p.7 (bottom):"Abbots of the Se-ra Monastery."
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The Four Abbots of Sera Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.174.1.html>.
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