Witness Paintings: Sack of Tibet



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.