About this object

A small watercolour showing a trial scene, there is Tibetan commentary of the events written on the watercolour. Two Chinese officers sit behind a desk, in front of them seated on the floor is a group of Tibetans. One by one they are led to a firing squad, their hands tied and their crimes written on a board on their back. One man has been shot in the head, the Chinese officer is smiling.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: West Bengal: Darjeeling
  • Date made
    1961-06-14
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper Plant
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From The Tibet Society
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1964 before
  • Measurements
  • Note
    Curator's note: This watercolour is thought to have been painted at the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre, Hillside, Darjeeling. Written by Emma Martin

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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