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Photo, Print, Drawing Lhasa from the East.

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Title

  • Lhasa from the East.

Summary

  • "Lhasa from the East" is from a collection of 50 photographs of central Tibet acquired in 1904 from the Imperial Russian Geographical Society in Saint Petersburg by the American Geographical Society. In the background and nearly in the center of this photograph is the "iron mountain" Ch'agpori (also seen as Chagpori, Chiakpori, Chapori, Chakpori, Chaga, or Chag-pa hill in other sources) with the Man-ba Ta-ts'an (also seen as Man-bo-datsang or Vaidurya Ta-tsan), where Tibetan medicine was taught. On the right in the photograph is the hill Marpori with Potala, the palace of the Dalai Lama. To the left of Ch'agpori, behind a white building, is a rather faint view of the cathedral of Lhasa (the Great Cathedral), the Jowo-k'an (also seen as TsoKhang or Ihio). The buildings in the foreground are those of Banak sho, the traders' quarters (also seen as Banagshio or Banashag). The photographs in this collection were taken by two Mongolian Buddhist lamas, G.Ts. Tsybikov and Ovshe (O.M.) Norzunov, who visited Tibet in 1900 and 1901. Accompanying the photos is a set of notes written in Russian for the Imperial Russian Geographical Society by Tsybikov, Norzunov, and other Mongolians familiar with central Tibet. Alexander Grigoriev, corresponding member of the American Geographical Society, translated the notes from Russian into English in April 1904.

Names

  • Norzunov, Ovshe M. Photographer.
  • Tsybikov, G. Ts. (Gonbochzhab Tsebekovich), 1873-1930 Associated Name.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [1900 to 1901]

Headings

  • -  China--Tibet--Lhasa
  • -  1900 to 1901
  • -  Architecture, Tibetan
  • -  Buddhist architecture
  • -  Buddhist temples
  • -  Castles and palaces
  • -  Cathedrals
  • -  Cities and towns
  • -  Monasteries, Buddhist
  • -  Mountains
  • -  Universities and colleges

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 1 photograph ; 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
  • -  Reference extracted from World Digital Library: A-K's Plan of Lhasa (1878): http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/u?/tibet,107|S.C. External Das, Journey to Lhasa and Central Tibet (London: John Murray, 1902).|J. Deniker,"New light on Lhasa, the forbidden city," in The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, vol. 66 (1903).|W.W. Rockhill, Tibet (London: Royal Asiatic Society, 1890).|Waddell's Plan of Lhasa (1904): http://collections.lib.uwm.edu/u?/tibet,110 External
  • -  Original resource at: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Source Collection

  • Views of Great Tibet

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670590

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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IIIF Presentation Manifest

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Chicago citation style:

Norzunov, Ovshe M. Photographer, and G. Ts Tsybikov. Lhasa from the East. Tibet Lhasa China, 1900. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1901] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670590/.

APA citation style:

Norzunov, O. M. P. & Tsybikov, G. T. (1900) Lhasa from the East. Tibet Lhasa China, 1900. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1901] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670590/.

MLA citation style:

Norzunov, Ovshe M. Photographer, and G. Ts Tsybikov. Lhasa from the East. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, to 1901] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670590/>.