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Rehearsal of 14th Dalai Lama's procession below Potala, with spectators. Copyright Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford 2001.

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Resource #: 69646 (URL for reference)

Collections: Lhasa

Location: Potala Palace, F55358, F55485, Outer Zhöl


by Jessica O'Leary

Monks and spectators watch a procession of mounted lay officials in front of the Potala, during a rehearsal for the young 14th Dalai Lama's (tA la'i bla ma) return to Lhasa. The Chinese-style pagoda in the center of the image was situated directly behind the outer Zhöl (zhol) pillar, Doring Chima (rdo ring phyi ma). The wall of Zhöl village can be seen in the background, with the staircase leading up to the Potala's eastern courtyard visible above it.

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Resource type: Image

Photograph Date: 08/Oct/1939

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