Regent's procession through Shingdongka

Regent's procession through Shingdongka

2001.35.396.33.1 (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

November 23rd 1936


Lhasa Area > Shingdonka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

The Regent's baggage travelling in front of him on his return to Lhasa from Samye Monastery. Passing through Shingdonka, a butcher's village 4 miles west of Lhasa. The mule loads are covered with golden cloths edged with scarlet (the Regent's colours). Stones have been laid on either side of the road to mark the Regent's route

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 - 'The return of the Regent to Lhasa after collecting revenues'. [MS 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: See 'Lhasa Mission 1936 - Diary of Events - Part IV p.2-4; Part IX p.3-4.' [KC 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Description: Entry in Mission Diary for November 23rd 1936: "We are going as far as a village called Shingdonka, four miles to the west of Lhasa, to film the procession as it mounts the steep village street. There is much more traffic than usual today. Much of it is the Regent's baggage sent on ahead. ... // In honour of the Regent a line of stones has been put down on each side of the road, and at every few hundred yards improvised incense burners have been built of sods" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part IX pp. 3-4, written by Chapman] [MS 01/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Regent's procession through Shingdongka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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