Monks selling curios to Mission staff

Monks selling curios to Mission staff

2001.35.287.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

September 3rd 1936?


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

106 x 72 mm

Orderlies examining a number of articles brought in by monks to the British mission, which they apparently intended to sell [see Notes]. The objects include a vase and several teapots and tea cups laid out on a piece of cloth outside on a patch of grass.

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

Previous Catologue Number

CS.10 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Tibetan ware; vase, teapots, cups; ink no: 45; pencil no: CS/10; , blue no:'; from an envelope marked 'Scenes from Regent's tour' [KC 14/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'The curio sellers'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 4: ‘25/4 - Two monk dealers in antiques visit us with their wares (probably stolen from a monastery)’ [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CS.' taken on the British Mission to Lhasa 1936-37 comprise a group of negatives containing images of patients from Dr Morgan’s hospital, Mir Khan, curio sellers, bookshops, street scenes, Jokhang, willows and Chapman. They seem to have been taken on or around September 3rd 1936 [MS 14/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monks selling curios to Mission staff" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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