Dingja and Harry Staunton in the garden of Dekyi Lingka

Dingja and Harry Staunton in the garden of Dekyi Lingka

1999. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information




Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941

Named Person

Dingja, Harry Staunton


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

91 x 59 mm

Harry Staunton and lay official Dingja standing in the garden of the Dekyi Lingka. The occasion is a reception. Two tents are pitched behind them. Dingja is wearing a silk robe and has his hair done up in a top knot. Staunton is wearing shirt and tie, pullover, jacket and trousers and is smoking a cigarette.

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 album mount - "Dinga and self" is written in pencil below the photograph on the album mount. [KC 7/1/2006]

Other Information - People

Other Information - People: According to Who's Who in Tibet , Dingja's personal name was Dorji Gyaltsen and he was built in 1896. Among other appointments, he was City Magistrate in Lhasa and later Governor of Shigatse. He was considered to be very pro-British. [KC 7/1/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Dingja and Harry Staunton in the garden of Dekyi Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1999.>.

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