Lukhang, Lhasa

Lukhang, Lhasa

1998.286.209 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

September 22nd 1921?


Lhasa > Lukhang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

Old giant willow overhanging the pond in the grounds of the Lukhang temple behind the Potala in Lhasa. Two people can be seen seated around the base

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 - The Flora - Q196 (k). Old giant willow overhanging the pond in Lu-kang grounds, Lhasa."

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This photograph may have been taken on September 22nd 1921 as Bell wrote in his diary for that day only on the is the temple opened to the public - to visit at any other time than the 15th day of the 4th Tibetan month requires the special permission of the Dalai Lama [Diary Vol. XIII, pp. 1-5]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Lukhang, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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