Atisha's cave at Dra Yerpa

Atisha's cave at Dra Yerpa

1998.286.188 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

10th - 11th September 1921


Lhasa Area > Dra Yerpa

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

Atisha's cave at Dra Yerpa on the side of a mountain. Red painted building on the left has been built over the cave

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative Quarter Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford


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] XXXV. [Subject of Chapter] Hermits [Subject of Illustration] Q176 (f). Atisha's cave at Tra-yer-pa."

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The Religion of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931, facing p.56:"Small house (left) built over Atisha's cave at 'The Rock of Purity.' The red upper portion shows that it is a sacred building."

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Atisha's cave at Dra Yerpa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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