Carving on Chakpori by the Lingkhor

Carving on Chakpori by the Lingkhor

1998.286.242 (Glass negative)

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Key Information


Sir Charles Bell or Rabden Lepcha?


Sir Charles Bell

Date of Photo



Lhasa > Lingkhor

Accession number


Image Dimensions

78 x 103

Painted carving of eleven-headed Chenrezi on Chakpori by the side of the Lingkhor pilgrimage route in Lhasa

Further Information

Photographic Process

Negative Quarter Plate

Date Acquired

Donated 1983

Donated by

St Antony's College, Oxford


Sir Charles Bell's Mission to Lhasa 1920-21

Previous Catologue Number


Previous Pitt Rivers Museum Number


Related Collections

British Library, Oriental and India Office Collections

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Bell's List of Illustrations entry: "[No. of chapter] L. [Subject of Chapter] Lhasa [Subject of Illustration] Q231 (w) Painting of eleven-headed Chenrezi on Chak-po-ri by the side of the Ling-khor. One passes it coming towards Dekyi Lingka, where we lodged, just after crossing the little bridge where the fish collect and a little before reaching the Sacred Rock on which the numerous paintings are."

Contemporary Publication -

Contemporary Publication - Published in 'The Religion of Tibet', Bell, C. A., Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1931, facing p.34 (top):"Rough painting of Chen-re-zi, in the eleven-headed form, on a rock in Lhasa."

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Carving on Chakpori by the Lingkhor" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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