Itinerant monk with bell and skull drum

Itinerant monk with bell and skull drum

2001.35.396.34.5 (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

September 1936?


Lhasa > Dekyi Lingka

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Itinerant monk with bell and skull drum and eye shade of black hair. Full length portrait but with a heavy shadow cast across the bottom of the image. Man wearing sheepskin chuba and with a skull drum and silver bell. Also holding a textile banner in his right hand. Appears to have a wooden sling container suspended over his back

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 - 'Beggar Dekhy Lingka'. [MS 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: See 1998.131.203 & 204 in the Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at the PRM [MS 30/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Itinerant monk with bell and skull drum" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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