Officials in gyaluche at Regent's departure

Officials in gyaluche at Regent's departure

2001.35.350.1 (Print Black & White)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

October 6th 1936


Lhasa Area > Shingdonka >

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Image Dimensions

105 x 72 mm

Three officials in gyaluche dress at the Regent's departure for Samye Monastery in October 1936. Children and other onlookers stand in the background

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print silver

Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

Previous Catologue Number

CX.37 In publication
'Lhasa Mission 1936, Diary of Events', P. Neame, H. Richardson, F. S. Chapman, Government of India Political Department [Note: photographs for October 18th - November 4th 1936 are not included as their relationship to text is not detailed; see Mission Diary text for details of images] [see photos in publication]

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Geluchay dress; [ink no:] 75; [pencil no:] CX/37 ; [blue no:] 14'; from an envelope marked 'Personalities'. [KC 07/08/2006]

Manual Catalogues -

Manual Catalogues - Caption in Chapman's hand-written list of negatives made whilst on the Mission to Lhasa, 1936-7 [See PRM Manuscripts Collection]: '3 officials at Regent’s departure in odd costume' [MS 07/08/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CX.' taken on the British Mission to Lhasa of 1936-37 comprise a group of negatives containing images of Phendong and his house, grinding grain, officials (5th rank), Rupon, doctors, artists at work, official’s at Regent’s departure. They all seem to have been taken between October 2nd - 6th 1936 [MS 07/08/2006]

Other Information - Description: Mission Diary entry for October 6th 1936: "All other officials of Lhasa were waiting to receive him at the park. Today they wore a ceremonial dress reserved for auspicious occasions. Those of the highest rank wore yellow brocade robes embroidered with dragons of blue and gold; minor officials wore less resplendent brocade tunics and skirts of black silk; they had, perched on their heads, little white hats like cockle shells " ['Lhasa Mission, 1936: Diary of Events', Part VII p. 3, written by Richardson] [MS 01/04/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Officials in gyaluche at Regent's departure" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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