Reception at Dekyi Lingka hosted by Basil Gould

Reception at Dekyi Lingka hosted by Basil Gould

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941

Named Person

Reginald Fox, Norbhu Dhondup, Sir Basil Gould, Tenpa Jayan, Phunkhang Yabshi Kung


Lhasa > Dekyi Linka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

116 x 87 mm

A reception for Cabinet (Kashag) ministers at the Dekyi Lingka hosted by Basil Gould who is sitting at the head of a the table in the centre of the photograph. The room is the reception room with painted pillars. There are posters of India on the walls. The table is spread with a tablecloth, glasses, plates and cutlery. Seated left to right are Reginald Fox, Rai Bahadur Norbhu Dhondup, Basil Gould, Tenpa Jayan and Phunkhang Yabshi Kung.

Further Information


Eating and Drinking

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver

Date Acquired

Donated 1999

Donated by

Diana Hughes


H. Staunton

Photo also owned by

Diana Hughes

Other Information

Notes on album mount - "Kashag Entertains" is written in pencil in capital letters in the middle of the page as a general caption for all four photographs on the page. [KC 3/1/2006]

Notes on print/mount - "The Kashar lunches at Mission Foxy, Gould R.B" is written on the reverse of the print in blue ink. [KC 3/1/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - "Left to right: Reginald Fox, Rai Bahadur Norbhu, B J Gould, Punkhang" [Hugh Richardson in conversation with Roger Croston, detailed in H. Staunton undated Related Documents File, PRM Manuscript Collections] [KC 3/1/2006]

Other Information - Related image: 1999.

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: A description of Dekyi Lingka is provided by Margaret Williamson in Memoirs of a Political Officer's Wife , 1987, London: Wisdom Publications, "The house itself was a typical square, flat-roofed building of two storeys, built around a courtyard, with ancillary buildings including stables, kitchens and servants' quarters. ... on the gound floor ... there was ... a large dining-hall with many colourfully painted pillars. This room was large enough for receptions. ... (p. 96) [KC 3/1/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Reception at Dekyi Lingka hosted by Basil Gould" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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