Bank of Kyichu near Reting

Bank of Kyichu near Reting

1998.286.231 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

September 1st 1921?


Rongchu Valley Region > Reting > Drokhang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

Leisure house, or Drokhang, on the bank of the Kyichu below Reting Monastery

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] XLIV. [Subject of Chapter] Reting [Subject of Illustration] Q218 (h) Trokang of Re-ting Monastery standing in a grove of poplar trees. Pleasure house (trokhang) on the bank of the Kyi Chu below Re-ting Monastery, lately repaired by the order of the Dalai Lama. It stands in a grove (ling-ka) of poplar (ja-pa) trees."

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: Sir Charles Bell and Lt Col Robert Kennedy went on a tour to Reting Monastery at the end of August and beginning of September 1921. Bell states in his Diary of that period that on September 1st he and Kennedy went riding along the Kyi Chu for several miles and this photograph was probably taken on that occasion [Diary Vol. XII, pp. 55-57] [MS 03/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Bank of Kyichu near Reting" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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