Group of young monks in the countryside

Group of young monks in the countryside

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941


Lhasa Area >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

112 x 66 mm

A group of young monks, two of whom are as young as five or six. They are wearing rather tattered robes and are all barefoot. They are outside in the countryside.

Further Information

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 print/mount - "Trapa Lamas" is written in capital letters in pencil below the photograph on the album mount. [KC 6/1/2006]

Other Information - Cultural Background

Other Information - Cultural Background: In the caption to this photograph "Trapa" could just be intented to mean drawa - the lowliest of monks. The term lama is meant for monks who are lineage or incarnate monks. The monks in this photograph do no look as if they are. [KC 6/1/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Group of young monks in the countryside" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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