Pilgrims by prayer wheels on the Lingkhor, Lhasa

Pilgrims by prayer wheels on the Lingkhor, Lhasa

2001.35.396.27.5 (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

September 8th 1936?


Lhasa > Lingkhor

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Prayer wheels along the ritual circumabulatory path around Lhasa, the Lingkhor, being turned by pilgrims

Further Information


Ritual Activity

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

This Image also appears in another collection


Other Information

Notes on print/mount - ' Turning Prayer Wheels' [MS 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: See 1998.131.348 in the Frederick Spencer Chapman collection at the PRM for a view of these prayer wheels from the same angle taken on the same day [MS 30/07/2006]

Other Information - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The dating of this image has been suggested by relating it to 1998.131.348 [see

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images]. Images in Chapman's collection prefixed with 'C.4' comprise a group of negatives containing images of soldiers, turning prayer wheel, horns and rock paintings, paintings, Dr Morgan and mission hospital, beggar with skull and drum, monks outside Sera, meat seller, water tanks. They all seem to have been taken on September 8th 1936 [MS 21/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Pilgrims by prayer wheels on the Lingkhor, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.396.27.5.html>.

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