Pargo Kaling reflected in water

Pargo Kaling reflected in water

BMR. (Album Print black & white)

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Key Information


Frederick Spencer Chapman


Hugh E. Richardson

Date of Photo

September 2nd - 3rd 1936?


Lhasa > Pargo Kaling

Accession number


A view of Pargo Kaling or Western Gateway in which the structure is reflected in the marshy water outside the gates

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

CM.20 [view film roll]

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]: 'City gate and reflection'; PRM Manuscripts Collection: ‘List of Tibetan Prints and Negatives’ - Book 1, From Gangtok to the Natu La August 1936: ‘35/4 - The Pargo Kaling a western gateway to Lhasa, built in the clift between two hills on which are the Hospital College and the Potala. It is built in the form of a chorten’ [MS 10/06/2006]

Other Information - Album: This image appears alongside three others on page 16 of Hugh Richardson's album 'Lhasa 1936' [MS 10/06/2006]

Other Information - Related Images

Other Information - Related Images: Images prefixed with 'CM' comprise a group of negatives containing images of Drepung Monastery, river behind Dekyi Lingka, Pargo Kaling, Chakpori, Turquoise Bridge, boats, Potala, ‘air views’, all apparently taken between August 30th and September 3rd 1936 [MS 10/04/2006]

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

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