Kesar Chapel and Kundeling Monastery, Lhasa

Kesar Chapel and Kundeling Monastery, Lhasa

1998.286.198.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Kundeling > Kesar Lhakhang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103 mm

Kesar chapel at Lhasa behind on raised ground; Kundeling monastery in front, mountains in the background

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative Quarter Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford

Copy difference



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] XXXIX. [Subject of Chapter] Proverbs and Fables [Subject of Illustration] Q186 (f). Kesar chapel at Lhasa behind on raised ground; Kundeling monastery in front. [Where placed - book page] G.J. [Remarks] L.210"

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: The Dekyi Lingka, where Bell's Mission lived, was in the grounds of Kundeling Monastery [MS 12/8/2004]

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'A Year in Lhasa' in The Geographical Journal, February,1924, facing p.100: "Kundeling Monastery, in whose park the Mission lived". This piece was derived from a lecture given to the Royal Geographical Society in London on 3rd December 1923 [MS 10/9/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Kesar Chapel and Kundeling Monastery, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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