Norbu Lingka doorknob

Norbu Lingka doorknob

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

September 16th 1936?


Lhasa > Norbu Lingka

Accession number


An ornate doorknob in the Norbu Lingka

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

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

Previous Catologue Number

CT.3 [view film roll]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

Other Information

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside 2 others of various forms of carved lions on on page 46 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 25/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: 'Door handle ditto [of Norbu Lingka gate]'; [MS 25/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CT' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Basil Gould, carving on Norbu Lingka gate, bar-headed geese and ducks on Norbu Lingka pond, Potala and Chakpori, camels, Dr Morgan and mission hospital, views of sitting room in Dekyi Lingka. They seem to have been taken on or around September 16th 1936 [MS 10/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Norbu Lingka doorknob" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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