Tibetan shepherd with sling

Tibetan shepherd with sling

2001.35.190.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

October 14th - 17th 1936


Lhasa Area

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Tibetan shepherd wearing a chuba hitched up at the waist and felt boots. He is holding a rope sling, which would be used to control his flock.

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

This Image also appears in another collection


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 2-190; 18. [KC 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Caption for this image in Nepean's album (see Same Image As) - 'Lhasa. Yak driver with a sling'. [MS 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: The man in this image is the same as can be seen in 1998.131.200 in the Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at the PRM. This has enabled a tentative dating of this image as the Chapman image relates to a group of images prefixed with 'C.8.' seem to have been taken in October 1936, with this image datable to the period 14th - 17th October. They comprise a group of negatives containing images of Potala and Lhasa, officials coming through Pargo Kaling, Turquoise Bridge, Tsarong, Trimon, views from and of Sera, woman washing clothes, shepherd with sling, football teams [MS 17/1/2005]

Other Information - Cultural Background

Other Information - Cultural Background: Shepherds would use sling shots to control the direction of the sheep herd [TS 20/1/2005]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Tibetan shepherd with sling" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.190.1.html>.

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