Sky burial

Sky burial
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 20cm

Description

Sky burial, with two men distributing the flesh to a surrounding flock of vultures, and a monk keeping the birds back.

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
 
1998.285.527
Format
 
Negative glass plate gelatin
Country
 
Tibet
Photographer
 
Charles Alfred Bell
Date
 
1904 - 1922

© Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

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