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
    Art
  • Culture
    Tibetan
  • Artist/Maker
    Lobsang Choten
  • Place made
    Asia: Southern Asia: India: West Bengal: Darjeeling
  • Date made
    1961
  • Materials
    Watercolour; Paper Plant
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From The Tibet Society
  • Collector
    Lois Lang-Sims
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1964 before
  • 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. The group of paintings was purchased from The Tibet Society for £2.0.0. They were given to the Tibet Society by Lois Lang-Sims who was given them when in India in 1962. Written by Emma Martin.
  • Related people
    Lobsang Choten (Artist/maker); Lois Lang-Sims (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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