Religious service in Jokhang

Religious service in Jokhang

1998.286.41.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Willoughby Patrick Rosemeyer


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo


Named Person

Ganden Tri Rinpoche


Lhasa > Jokhang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

65 x 100

Monks seated in rows in courtyard of Jokhang listening to sermon of Ganden Tri Rimpoche.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative Quarter Plate , Copy Negative

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford

Copy difference

Copy Neg Lantern


Sir Charles Bell

Revised Photographer

Willoughby Patrick Rosemeyer

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] XXXII. [Subject of Chapter] The Religion [Subject of Illustration] Q.281-173 (ep) Religious service in courtyard of Tsuk La Kang in Lhasa, conducted by Ganden Ti Rimpoche, who sits on throne in centre background. [Remarks] Rosemeyer's"

Technical Information - This is a copy of a P-sized print. The style of re-photography against a white background is related to the reproduction of lantern slides as some of the images copied in this way were subsequently reproduced by contact exposure, as lantern images in Bell's collection. The white background has been carefully measured to ensure that the image on the copy negative is exactly the right size for the lantern slide [MS 29/9/2004]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: A date of 1922 has been given to this image because this is the first date that one can determine that Rosemeyer went to Lhasa officially. This journey was made in order to complete the extension of the telegraph line from Gyantse to the capital. According to the Assistant Engineer W. H. King, Rosemeyer and the team were allowed to wander freely around the Potala and the Norbu Lingka in order to connect the telegraph lines there: "Rosemeyer was given permission to photograph anything he liked except one image in the Cathedral" [King, W. H. The Telegraph to Lhasa in 'The Geographical Journal', Vol. LXIII No.6, June 1924: 529] [MS 29/7/2004]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Religious service in Jokhang" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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