1998.285.215 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
February 22nd 1921
Lhasa > Barkhor > Jokhang
120 x 163 mm
Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford.
Image shortened at the sides
Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21
Royal Central Asiatic Society
'Tibet Past & Present', Sir Charles Bell, Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1924 [view list of illustrations]
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXXII to XXXIV. [Subject of Chapter] The Religion [Subject of Illustration] H.188 (bq) The 'Offerings of the Fifteenth' (Diary VIII, 93). Nechung's offerings on right. On the 15th night of the Prayer Festival. [Where placed - book page] I, 186. [Remarks] L.181 (Y in L)"
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Tibet Past & Present', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, facing p.186:"The Butter Festival, known as 'The Offerings of the Fifteenth'. The 'Offerings' (some 45 feet high) representing deities and sacred emblems are made of butter on a frame-work of wood and leather"
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Torma Offerings on 15th night of Monlam Chenmo" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.215.html>.
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