The Thirteenth Dalai Lama on throne in Norbu Lingka

The Thirteenth Dalai Lama on  throne in Norbu Lingka

1998.285.86.1 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell & Rabden Lepcha


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo

October 14th 1921

Named Person

13th Dalai Lama


Lhasa > Norbu Lingka > Throne Room

Accession number


Image Dimensions

120 x 163 mm

The Thirteenth Dalai Lama (1876-1933) seated on a throne on an ornately carved and painted dais in the Norbu Lingka Palace. Surrounded by thangka, silk banners. This is the throne used by the Dalai Lama on important occasions.

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative glass plate gelatin , Negative Half Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford.

Copy difference

Lantern Intensifier Opaque mask applied Red intensifier on face


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Photo also owned by

Royal Central Asiatic Society

Revised Photographer

Sir Charles Bell with Rabden Lepcha

Previous Catologue Number

See H.76

Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "The Thirteenth Dalai Lama on throne in Norbu Lingka" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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