Standard bearers at return of Reting Rinpoche

Standard bearers at return of Reting Rinpoche

2001.35.396.33.4 (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

November 23rd 1936


Lhasa Area >

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Standard bearers at the ceremony to welcome the Reting Rinpoche from his tour to Samye in November 1936

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 - 'Standard bearers'. [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: "It is difficult to see the procession clearly for the cloud of dust it raises. Leading it are mounted standard bearers dressed in cloth of silver and high witch-like Mongolian hats. Following them are fifty or sixty mounted monk officials wearing gold lacquer hats or large yellow fireman-like helmets of wool" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part IX p. 4, written by Chapman] [MS 01/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Standard bearers at return of Reting Rinpoche" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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