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13th Dalai Lama's elephant in front of the Potala Palace. Copyright Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford 2001.35.127.1

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Resource #: 69634 (URL for reference)

Collections: Lhasa

Location: Potala Palace, Drakgo Karni, Marpori, Red Palace, White Palace


by Jessica O'Leary

The elephant belonging to the 13th Dalai Lama (tA la'i bla ma) being ridden at the foot of Marpori (dmar po ri), near Lhasa's west gate. A small crowd has gathered in the background, and the Potala can be seen in the distance in the upper left side of the image.

Associated Resources

Resource type: Image

Photograph Date: 09/1936-12/1936

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