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South face of Potala and outer Zhöl pillar. Copyright Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford 1998.285.76.1

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Resource #: 69605 (URL for reference)

Collections: Lhasa

Location: Potala Palace, Kelzang Zampa, Marpori, Red Palace, F55358, F55485, White Palace, Outer Zhöl


by Jessica O'Leary

The south face of the Potala seen from middle distance. The outer Zhöl pillar, Doring Chima (rdo ring phyi ma), is visible in the center-left of the image, with the two Khangser (khang ser) buildings, Chinese-style pagodas, located directly behind it and to its left, and the Zhöl main gate (gzhung sgo behind them. People can be seen sitting around the pillar, and crossing the stone-beam Kelzang Bridge (bskal bzang zam pa) in the foreground.

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Resource type: Image

Photograph Date: 1920-1921

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