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Serpent Temple concealed by trees behind the Potala. Copyright Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford 2001.35.142.1

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Resource #: 69636 (URL for reference)

Collections: Lhasa

Location: Potala Palace, Dzonggyap Lukhang, Red Palace, White Palace


by Jessica O'Leary

The Serpent Temple, or Lukhang (klu khang), situated on a small island in the middle of the lake north of the Potala. The temple can be seen in the center of the image, partially concealed behind trees. A man approaches in a boat while another stands in the shadows of the dock waiting for him. The north face (that is, the back) of the Potala rises above the trees in the background.

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Resource type: Image

Photograph Date: 10/Sep/1936

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