Pilgrims on the Lingkhor, Lhasa

Pilgrims on the Lingkhor, Lhasa

2001.35.396.27.6 (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Evan Yorke Nepean


Evan Yorke Nepean

Date of Photo

September 8th 1936?

Named Person

Frederick Spencer Chapman


Lhasa > Lingkhor

Accession number


Image Dimensions

90 x 58 mm

Pilgrims along the ritual circumabulatory path around Lhasa, the Lingkhor, with Frederick Spencer Chapman in the left of the frame adjusting his camera. Above the stonework wall are slates with drawings and carvings of Buddha images [see 2001.35.141.1]

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 - Dates

Other Information - Dates: The dating of this image has been suggested by relating it to 1998.131.348 and a number of other images in the Chapman collection. 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 on the Lingkhor, Lhasa" 05 Dec. 2006. The Pitt Rivers Museum. <http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/photo_2001.35.396.27.6.html>.

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