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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, Drakgo Karni, Marpori, Red Palace, White Palace

Description:

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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