1998.285.223.1 (Glass negative)
Sir Charles Bell
120 x 163 mm
Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate
St Antony's College, Oxford.
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]
In Negative - a piece of black tape has been placed across the top of the negative glass plate on the non-emulsion side, although the reason for this is not clear [MS 8/6/2004]
Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] XXXII to XXXIV. [Subject of Chapter] The Religion [Subject of Illustration] H.195 (cm) Gelukpa Incarnation Lama with his religious implements. Yellow hat on his head; bell, dorje, skull cap, skull drum etc. in front of him. In the skull cap is tea without anything, e.g. butter etc., added to it. This he offers to the gods. In the bowl on the left are fruits which he eats. The staff at the side he uses when walking. It has a ring round it which he shakes when he reaches his destination, and, hearing this, people bring him food, so that he does not have to ask for it. [Where placed - book page] I, 36. [Remarks] L.184 (D. L.)"
Other Information - Related Images: Bell does not distinguish between 1998.285.223 and 1998.285.224 in his list of illustrations and both images may be referenced by the caption for H.195 [MS 8/6/2004]
Contemporary Publication - Published in 'Tibet Past & Present', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924, facing p.36:"A Priest of the Yellow Hat Sect. In front of him from right to left are his Dor-je, bell, cup made from a skull, and drum made from two skulls"
Research publication - 'Seeing Lhasa: British Depictions of the Tibetan Capital 1936-1947' Clare Harris and Tsering Shakya (eds.), Chicago: Serindia Publications, 2003, p. 140.
For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Gelukpa Incarnation Lama" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.223.1.html>.
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