Stone lions, Chinese Amban's former residence

Stone lions, Chinese Amban's former residence

2001.35.396.32.5 (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

October 14th - 17th 1936?


Lhasa > Trapshi

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

A stone lion at the entrance to the Chinese special representative or Amban's compound. The Chinese Amban resided here until 1912 when he was expelled from Tibet along with the occupying forces in Lhasa

Further Information

Photographic Process


Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Chinese lions - Lhasa city'. [MS 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The date range has been suggested by relating this image to others taken of the same location by Frederick Spencer Chapman [e.g.:1998.131.264]. These images prefixed with 'C.8' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Potala and Lhasa, officials coming through Pargo Kaling, the Turquoise Bridge, Tsarong, Trimon, views from and of Sera, a woman washing clothes, a shepherd with a sling and football teams. They seem to have been taken October 13th - 20th 1936 [MS 16/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Stone lions, Chinese Amban's former residence" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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