Roof of 13th Dalai Lama's tomb, Potala

Roof of 13th Dalai Lama's tomb, Potala

2001.35.396.25.3 (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

November 22nd 1936


Lhasa > Potala > Tomb of 13th Dalai Lama

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Roof of the Potala Palace, gilt copper pagoda roof of the tomb of the 13th Dalai Lama

Further Information

Photographic Process


Date Acquired

Loaned August 2002

Donated by

Judy Goldthorp


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Lady Nepean

This Image also appears in another collection


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'The Roof of the Tomb of the 13th. Last and greatest Dalai Lama'. [MS 30/07/2006][MS 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: This photograph was probably taken on November 22nd 1936, the second occasion on which the Mission staff led by Sir Basil Gould visited the Potala. The first occasion was September 6th 1936. However, this was the day on which Nepean arrived in Lhasa from Gyantse with the wireless set that he had stayed behind to fix. It seems unlikely, therefore, that this photograph was taken in September as Nepean was probably still en route into Lhasa at the time of the official visit [MS 30/07/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Roof of 13th Dalai Lama's tomb, Potala" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <>.

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