Tibetan cabinet officials being entertained at Dekyi Linka

Tibetan cabinet officials being entertained at Dekyi Linka

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


Lhasa > Dekyi Linka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

116 x 87 mm

Monk and lay officials of the Tibetan cabinet being entertained at the British Mission by Basil Gould. 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 Rai Bahadur Norbu Dhondup, Reginald Fox, Sonam, unidentified lay official, Tenpa Jayan.

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 - "Kashar lunches" is written on the reverse of the print in blue ink. Also, "R.B., Foxy, Sonam, BJ are written below the photograph on the album page"[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. "Tibetan cabinet officials being entertained at Dekyi Linka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1999.>.

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