Seated aristocratic women with children at their feet

Seated aristocratic women with children at their feet

1999.23.2.63 (Print)

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Key Information


H. Staunton ?


Harry Staunton

Date of Photo

1940 - 1941


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

111 x 67 mm

Three female members of the Lhasa aristocracy seated on chairs with three young children sitting cross-legged at their feet. The women's hair is dressed in the Lhasa style and they are wearing jewelry and hair ornaments. A male senior official can be seen on the far left of the image. A carpet is laid on the ground and the women and children are sitting under an awning. There is an appliquéd tent in the background. This photograph may have been taken at the British Mission, Dekyi Lingka, garden.

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 - "Velox" is printed in black ink on the back of the print as is the number 619, in red. "Tibetan glamour girls" is written in black ink in Staunton's hand and the same in capital letters in black biro. [KC 7/11/2005]

Research publication - This image is reproduced in Clare Harris and Tsering Shakya, 2003
Seeing Lhasa , Chigago, Serindia, p. 63. The caption reads, "Three female members of the Lhasa aristocracy seated on chairs with their young children sitting crosslegged at their feet. The caption written by Staunton on the reverse reads: 'Tibetan Glamour Girls.'"[KC 7/11/2005]

Other Information - People

Other Information - People: According to T. the three women are (left - right): Chang-ngo-pa's daughter, Kapshoba's wife and Ramba Lhacham who married into the Ringang family. [KC 7/11/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Seated aristocratic women with children at their feet" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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