Lake temple in the Norbu Lingka

Lake temple in the Norbu Lingka

2001.35.321.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

September 6th 1936?


Lhasa > Norbu Lingka > Lukhang

Accession number


Image Dimensions

73 x 107 mm

Lake surrounding the Dalai Lama's summer palace, Norbu Lingka, with the Snake Temple in the centre of the picture and hills in the background.

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

CC.21 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Summer palace?; ink no: 89; pencil no: CC/21; 13.'; 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]: 'Upright both palaces [Norbu Lingka] - 2 Brahminy in water' [MS 14/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CC' taken on the British Mission to Lhasa in 1936-37 comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Nepalese guard at Gyantse fort, Tsarong’s house, part of Potala and flooded plain of Lhasa, the aqueduct, ‘Lake’ palace and causeway, lake at Norbu Lingka and birds on lake. They seem to have been taken between September 2nd - 6th 1936 [MS 14/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Lake temple in the Norbu Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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