Ferry across Kyichu near Dekyi Lingka

Ferry across Kyichu near Dekyi Lingka

2001.35.396.26.4 (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

September 6th 1936?


Lhasa > Kyichu

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Donkeys boarding a hide coracle to cross the Kyichu river just outside Lhasa. This ferry crossing was close to the Dekyi Lingka, where the Mission party under Sir Basil Gould resided during their time in Lhasa

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

This Image also appears in another collection


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Donkeys being laden into skin boats on Kyichu River'. [MS 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: It has been possible to suggest a date for this image because of its relationship with others taken apparently on the same occasion in the Chapman collection [1998.131.342 & 343 and 344]. These are prefixed with the reference 'CPX' and comprise a group of negatives containing images of boats near Dekyi Lingka crossing, Potala, Norbu Lingka main gate and stables, paintings, water prayer wheel, lake palace, ducks, mastiffs, monks washing clothes, Richardson and Dr Morgan. They seem to have been taken mainly on September 6th, although some of the early images in the Chapman collection may have been taken on September 4th - 5th 1936, when the Mission had two days of office activities. However, Nepean did not arrive in Lhasa until September 6th and so this photograph could not have been taken until then [MS 21/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Ferry across Kyichu near Dekyi Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.396.26.4.html>.

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