Lingkhor, Lhasa

Lingkhor, Lhasa

1998.285.284.2 (Lantern Slide)

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Key Information


Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Lingkhor

Accession number


Image Dimensions

81 x 81 mm

Carvings and paintings on the Lingkhor pilgrimage route, Lhasa. Man standing in front of cliff wall covered with religious paintings

Further Information

Photographic Process

Lantern Slide

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Revised Photographer

Rabden Lepcha?

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] L. [Subject of Chapter] Lhasa [Subject of Illustration] H.260 (ab) Rock on Lingkhor entirely covered with paintings. [Remarks] Cp [compare] with (bf) [1998.285.300] and (bb) [Q.243]. L.242"

Other Information - Setting

Other Information - Setting: Bell's Diary entry for 12th May 1921, in which he describes completing on that day all three of the religious circuits in Lhasa:"I have now been round all three Circles, the "Inner Circle" (Nang-khor) [ inside the Tsuk Lha-khang - performed on this day ], "Intermediate Circle" (Par-khor), and "Park Circle" (Ling-khor). But in the case of the Park Circle I have ridden round it, not walked as a Buddhist must do, if he is to gain religious merit." [Vol X., p.52]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Lingkhor, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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