Three women dancers in Dekyi Lingka

Three women dancers in Dekyi Lingka

2001.35.359.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

September 18th 1936?


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

106 x 81 mm

Three women dancers dressed in chuba robes with striped aprons, long sleeved (reaching to their knees) blouses, hairpieces decorated with corals, earpiece ornaments and gau necklaces.

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

CQ.11 [view film roll]

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Dancing "Girls"'; [ink no:] 53; [pencil no:] CQ/11; [blue no:] 53F'; from an envelope marked 'Chang Girls, Fat Monks, Dancing Girls, Mummers'. [KC 07/08/2006]

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]: 'Ditto [3 Tibetan dancers]' [MS 07/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CQ' taken on the British Mission to Lhasa in 1936 - 37 comprise a group of negatives containing images of beggars, Gundeling monastery, Potala, telephoto views of Potala, Tibetan dancers, Tibetan band, dancing girls, Tibetan telegraph master, female body cutters, old city magistrate, Austin car. They seem to have been taken between September 17th - 19th 1936 [MS 07/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Three women dancers in Dekyi Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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