Sikkimese orderly on roof of Sera Monastery

Sikkimese orderly on roof of Sera Monastery

2001.35.396.21.4 (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

October 18th 1936


Lhasa Area > Sera

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Sikkimese servant of the British Mission on the roof of Sera Monastery carrying a tripod.

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


This Image also appears in another collection

2001.35.97.1 1998.131.360.1

Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'In Sera monastery'. [MS 30/07/2006]

Research publication - Clare Harris and Tsering Shakya (eds.) 'Seeing Lhasa: British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital 1936-1947' Chicago: Serindia Publications, 2003, p. 126. It has been incorrectly identified in the publication as being of Drepung Monastery and the photographer as being Frederick Spencer Chapman [MS 10/04/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: The negative for this image is in the Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at the PRM [1998.131.545]. 'YN 69' has been scratched into the bottom corner of the negative. [MS 30/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Sikkimese orderly on roof of Sera Monastery" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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