Pilgrims on Lingkhor , Lhasa

Pilgrims on Lingkhor, Lhasa

1998.285.289.2 (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

Pilgrims on Lingkhor pilgrimage route around Lhasa

Further Information


Eating and Drinking , Ritual Activity

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.263 (aj) Weary pilgrims feeding before renewing prostrations round Lingkhor. [Remarks] L.244"

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. "Pilgrims on Lingkhor , Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_1998.285.289.2.html>.

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