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The east face of the Western Gate of Lhasa with livestock and people. Copyright Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford 1998.286.244.1

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Resource #: 69612 (URL for reference)

Collections: Lhasa

Location: Drakgo Karni


by Jessica O'Leary

The western gate of Lhasa, Bargo Kaling (bar sgo ka ling), seen from the east. The gate is comprised of three reliquary monuments, or stupa (Sanskrit) or chöten (mchod rten) in Tibetan. The foot of Marpori (dmar po ri) can be seen to the right. Livestock and people can be seen in front of the gate, and children stand watching the photographer in the bottom right of the image.

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Resource type: Image

Photograph Date: 1920-1921

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