Incarnate lama in Regent's procession

Incarnate lama in Regent's procession

2001.35.396.36.4 (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

Young incarnate lama in the Regent's procession on the occasion of the Regent's return to Lhasa from Samye. The lama is seated on a tall wooden saddle and dressed in monk's clothes but with a hat ornamented in turquoise and gold. His horse is led by a monk servant. A telegraph pole appears to be standing on the centre right of the image in the background

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 - 'Young reincarnation Lama and attendant Monks'. [MS 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: See 2001.35.194.1 in the Evan Nepean Collection at the PRM for an almost identical picture taken moments apart [MS 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Description: Entry in Mission Diary for November 23rd 1936: "More officials pass, then a tiny incarnation lama, aged about four, is led past on a pony. He is dressed splendidly and wears on his hat an exquisite ornament of turquoise and gold. Slung across his back is a gold charm box containing a Buddha almost as big as himself" ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part IX pp. 3-4, written by Chapman] [MS 01/04/2006]

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

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