Beggars in Ragyapa quarter of Lhasa

Beggars in Ragyapa quarter of Lhasa

2001.35.181.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

September - December 1936


Lhasa > Ragyapa camp

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

A beggar in the centre of the image, flanked by a crowd of child onlookers. This photograph according to Nepean was taken in the quarter of Lhasa occupied by 'body cutters' or Ragyapa whose responsibility it was to dispose ritually of the bodies of the deceased

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 2-181; 30; 'Crowd'. [KC 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - 'Beggars in the body cutters quarters'. [MS 30/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Beggars in Ragyapa quarter of Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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