Dancers visiting the Dekyi Lingka

Dancers visiting the Dekyi Lingka

2001.35.360.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

November 10th - 12th 1936


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

106 x 72 mm

One female and three female dancers with two of the men wearing plaited hair fringed belts anf masks; the woman is wearing a striped apron and holding a hand held drum; the last man is wearing a fringed apron and no mask.

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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

C.12.7 [view film roll]

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Other Information

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 3 others of various groups of four people on page 40 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 25/08/2006]

Notes on print/mount - 'Dancers'; [ink no:] 48; [pencil no:] C-12/7; [blue no:] '; from an envelope marked 'Chang Girls, Fat Monks, Dancing Girls, Mummers'. [KC 15/08/2006]

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]: '4 Kam [Kham] dancers standing still, 2 masked'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 3: ‘29/2 - The Kham dancers visit Lhasa’ [MS 15/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'C.12' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Ladakhi men, Ngagchen Rimpoche, Mir/Amir Khan (the mission cook), football match, Dagg, Kham dancers, Nechung, Drepung, Potala and sand track approaching it. They seem to have been taken between November 4th - 15th 1936 [MS 15/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Dancers visiting the Dekyi Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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