Monks in the Potala

Monks in the Potala

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Philip Neame


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

September 6th 1936


Lhasa > Potala

Accession number


Monks at prayer in the Potala on the occasion of an official visit by members of the Mission

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

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Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson

Previous Catologue Number

[PN] V 12 In publication
'Lhasa Mission 1936, Diary of Events', P. Neame, H. Richardson, F. S. Chapman, Government of India Political Department [Note: photographs for October 18th - November 4th 1936 are not included as their relationship to text is not detailed; see Mission Diary text for details of images] [see photos in publication]
[PN] V 12 [view loan photo]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Service in monastery' has been written under the photograph in the album in pencil [MS 24/08/2006]

Other Information - Album: This photograph appears alongside three others of the various activities in which monks participated in and around Lhasa on page 35 of the album [MS 24/08/2006]

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: The location of the Potala has been identified from the handlist of negatives drawn up by Philip Neame [see Same Image As] [MS 24/08/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Monks in the Potala" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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