Pargo Kaling gateway

Pargo Kaling gateway

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

October 6th 1936?


Lhasa > Pargo Kaling

Accession number


The Pargo Kaling or Western Gateway leading into Sho and Lhasa. A group of horsemen can be seen entering the gate

Further Information

Photographic Process

Print gelatin silver


British Diplomatic Mission to Lhasa 1936-37

Photo also owned by

Donated to the British Museum in 1986 by Hugh E. Richardson

Previous Catologue Number

CW.30 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]

Related Collections

F. S. Chapman Collection in the Pitt Rivers Museum

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Other Information

Notes on print/mount - 'Par go Ka ling' has been written beneath the image in the album in pencil, apparently not by Hugh Richardson [MS 10/06/2006]

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]: 'Party of horsemen entering gate'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 1, From Gangtok to the Natu La August 1936: ‘36/1 - Ponies leaving Lhasa by the western gate or Pargo Kaling’ [MS 10/06/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside two others of central Lhasa on page 13 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 10/06/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CW' comprise a group of negatives containing images of the Regent’s camp, young monk with kite, flailing corn, yaks coming down street, Pargo Kaling, yaks with loads, Kundeling. This list has been identified with the letter ‘W’ rather than CW, unlike most other lists in the archive, but relates to images prefixed with ‘CW’ in t he draft album. The list has been written in black ink, unlike the others which are written almost entirely in pencil. All the images seem to have been taken on or around October 6th and many are used to illustrate early October in the Mission Diary [MS 16/03/2006]

For Citation use:
The Tibet Album. "Pargo Kaling gateway" 05 Dec. 2006. The British Museum. <>.

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