About this object

A small watercolour showing a trial scene, there is Tibetan commentary of the events written on the watercolour. On the stage two Chinese officers and a Tibetan women sit, one man is clapping. In front of them a Tibetan woman is berating a Tibetan man, she is crying, the man whose ear she is holding is bloodied. In front of the stage to the left, a group of Tibetan women stand bowing, they are under Chinese armed guard. To the right a Chinese officer encourages a group of Tibetan men and women to cheer. In front of the stage lies a badly beaten monk (inventory record describes the monk as being dead). Behind the stage we see a women, who is described in the Tibetan commentaries as a women of poor character, at a doorway to a house, a Chinese officer has his arm around her. The name of the artist is recorded as Lobsang Cheatan.

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
    Lois Lang-Sims
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1964 before
  • Measurements
    280 mm x 383 mm
  • Note
    Curator's note: This watercolour is thought to have been painted at the Tibetan Refugee Self Help Centre, Hillside, Darjeeling. 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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