Pargo Kaling and reflections

Pargo Kaling and reflections

2001.35.318.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

September 2nd - 3rd 1936?


Lhasa > Pargo Kaling

Accession number


Image Dimensions

107 x 68 mm

The western gateway to Lhasa or Pargo Kaling reflected in the water alongside

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

CM.20 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Chortens; ink no: 82; pencil no: C-M/20; blue no: '; from an envelope marked 'Scenes around Lhasa and the Norbhu Lingka = Jewel Park, the summer palace' [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]: 'City gate [Pargo Kaling] and reflection'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 1, From Gangtok to the Natu La August 1936: ‘35/4 - The Pargo Kaling a western gateway to Lhasa, built in the clift between two hills on which are the Hospital College and the Potala. It is built in the form of a chorten’ [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CM' taken on the British Mission to Lhasa in 1936 comprise a group of negatives containing images of Drepung Monastery, shengnoes at Drepung, river behind Dekyi Lingka, Pargo Kaling, Chakpori, Turquoise Bridge, boats, Potala, ‘air views’ [MS 14/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Pargo Kaling and reflections" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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