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A monk official rides to Potala during New Year festivities. Copyright Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford 1998.157.94

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Resource #: 69588 (URL for reference)

Collections: Lhasa

Location: Potala, Marpori,

Description:

by Jessica O'Leary

A monk official on his way to attend festivities for Losar (lo gsar), the Tibetan New Year, at the Potala on 13 February 1937. He is riding up the trail on the northeast side of the Potala. Lhalu mansion, located northwest of the Potala, can be seen in the distance, and the edge of the lake behind the Potala can be seen on the left side in the middle of the photograph.

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Resource type: Image

Photograph Date: 13/Feb/1927

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