Rehearsal of procession below Potala

Rehearsal of procession  below Potala

2001. (Film negative)

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Key Information


Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh Richardson

Date of Photo

October 8th 1939?


Lhasa > Potala (foot of)

Accession number


Image Dimensions

55 x 55 mm

Monks and spectators watching a procession of mounted lay officials below the Potala beside the shrine with the sloping tiled roof which was situated beside the Sho pillar. The horsemen, lay and monk officials, are preceding the State sedan chair and two others. This was at the time of a rehearsal for the Dalai Lama's return to Lhasa. The staircase leading up to the eastern courtyard of the Potala can be seen in the background.

Further Information


Ritual Activity , Riding

Photographic Process

Negative film nitrate

Date Acquired

Donated August 2001

Donated by

The executors of the estate of Hugh E. Richardson


Hugh E. Richardson

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Rehearsal of procession below Potala" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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