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Tibet: Kamba Bombo warns Sven Hedin not to proceed further south towards Lhasa. Drawing by F.C. Dickinson, 1902, after Sven Hedin.

  • Hedin, Sven Anders, 1865-1952
Date
Decr 20 [19]02
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47169i
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Episode described by Hedin in his book Central Asia and Tibet: towards the holy city of Lassa, London 1903, vol. 2, chapter X, pp. 376-383. Kamba Bombo, governor (bombo) of Nakkchu (Nag Tshu), visits Hedin on behalf of the Dalai Lama, and draws his hand across his throat to indicate Hedin's fate should he proceed further

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Decr 20 [19]02.

Physical description

1 drawing : pencil and ink wash with highlights in white gouache ; image and border 40 x 30.2 cm

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FCD

References note

S. Hedin, Central Asia and Tibet: towards the holy city of Lassa, London 1903, vol. 2, facing p. 376, reproduced (with legend "Not another step towards Lassa")

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 47169i

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