image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0
image courtesy of Wellcome Library, London | Licence: CC BY 4.0

Tibet: Kamba Bombo warns Sven Hedin not to proceed further south towards Lhasa.

Date

Decr 20 [19]02

Collection

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Description

Drawing by F.C. Dickinson, 1902, after Sven Hedin.
Episode described by Hedin in his book Central Asia and Tibet: towards the holy city of Lassa, London 1903, vol. 2, chapter X, pp. 376-383. Kamba Bombo, governor (bombo) of Nakkchu (Nag Tshu), visits Hedin on behalf of the Dalai Lama, and draws his hand across his throat to indicate Hedin's fate should he proceed further

Inscription: FCD
Additional makers: Dickinson, F. C.

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Location

Tibet

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Tww Comment

See "http://dsr.nii.ac.jp/toyobunko/language/en.html.en" for an amazing source of scanned books. This allowed me to follow up on the book mentioned in the inscription and pinpoint the place where Sedin was turned back