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

Mounted lay officials wearing ceremonial robes processing below the Potala which may be seen in the background. They are just passing in front of a shrine with a sloping tiled roof which was situated next to the Shol pillar. This was a rehearsal for the return of the Dalai Lama.

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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