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Performance during Sertreng Ceremony in Zhöl village, base of Potala. Copyright Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford 1998.131.600

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Resource #: 69576 (URL for reference)

Collections: Lhasa

Location: Chakpori, Nupgo, Inner Zhöl


by Jessica O'Leary

Monks, spectators, and officials at the Sertreng ceremony (tshogs mchod ser sbreng), or "The Golden Procession of the Assembly of Worship." The photograph looks down on Zhöl (zhol) village, facing southwest, and was taken from the roof of one of the buildings at the base of the Potala or from the steps. The northeast face of Chakpori (lcags po ri), the site of Sanggyé Gyatso's (sangs rgyas rgya mtsho) Chakpori monastic medical college, is visible in the distance on the right side of the image.

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Resource type: Image

Photograph Date: 1946-1950

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