Jara Lingka near Lhasa

Jara Lingka near Lhasa

1998.286.208 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Jara Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

Man standing in front of giant willows in the Jara Lingka. This pair and the pair in (h) all grow from the same roots.

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] XLII. [Subject of Chapter] The Flora [Subject of Illustration] Q195 (j). Giant willows in the Jara Lingka. This pair and the pair in (h) [1998.286.207.1&2] all grow from the same roots."

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Bell's diary for 29th July 1921:" Lhack-cho orderly, one of my Tibetan orderlies, calls the weeping willow "Sorrow Tree" ( Nyan-gen shing ). Many of the people believe that when the 5th D[alai] L[ama] died, the branches of the weeping willows bent down and have bent down ever since. Formerly they stood up." [Diary Vol. XI, p.64]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: The trees visible in 1998.286.208 and 1998.286.207.1&2 are both derived from the same root [MS 03/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Jara Lingka near Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.286.208.html>.

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