About this object

A small watercolour showing looting, there is Tibetan commentary of the events written at the base of the watercolour. Shows a house doorway guarded by Chinese soldiers. Tibetans are carrying their valuables out in trunks, a chorten is visible. Chinese soldiers are seen in the distance taking the valuables away in trucks. A Chinese officer casually shoots the family dogs and two young Tibetan children collect birds that have been shot.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Lobsang Choten
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: West Bengal: Darjeeling
  • Date made
  • 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
    Before 1964
  • Measurements
    190 mm x 280 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: This watercolour is thought to have been painted at the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre, Hillside, Darjeeling. Painted on the 9th day of the 5th month, unclear if this is Tibetan or western calendar date. Purchased from The Tibet Society for £2.0.0 on behalf of a refugee. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Lobsang Choten (Artist/maker)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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