Banners on the Potala during Sertreng

Banners on the Potala during Sertreng
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 30cm x 22cm

Description

The south face of the Potala hung with two silk applique banners of the Buddha surrounded by other Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. It measures 75 x 40 ft and has been sewn together. Spectators can be seen lining the Potala steps below the banners.

Due to the nature of these images, prints will reproduce any signs of age, wear or damage that occurred before they were archived by the Pitt Rivers Museum.

Image Details

Accession Number
 
1998.131.601
Format
 
Film negative
Country
 
Tibet
Region
 
Lhasa. Potala (from south)
Photographer
 
Heinrich Harrer?
Date
 
1946-50?

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