New Year ceremony at Nechung

New Year ceremony at Nechung
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Description

Nechung monastery at the dance held early in the Tibetan New Year when the oracle foretells coming events as a preliminary to the start of the Great Prayer the following day. Drepung Monastery can be seen in the background. Officials can be seen entering the courtyard to take their seats in the background on the left. Crowds seated in front of photographer looking towards the main entrance of the temple. Drepung Monastery can be seen in the background

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
 
1998.157.72
Format
 
Transparency colour
Country
 
Tibet
Region
 
Lhasa Area. Nechung
Photographer
 
Frederick Spencer Chapman
Date
 
14/02/37

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