National Geographic : 1935 Oct
© National Geographic Society Autochrome Lumiere by Joseph F. Rock WITH THE MYSTIC WORD "OM," HE OPENS CEREMONIES As Lama Onze, he leads in the chanting at Yungning Lamasery, and must, therefore, have a thorough knowledge of Tibetan writings and the canons of the church. Dressed in official robes and wearing a crown, he holds in his right hand a bell and in his left a thunderbolt of brass. Autochrome Lumiere byCharles Martin THIS THREE-FACEDIMAGE REPRESENTS T'IN-LA-GYALPO The powerful deity is riding the Tibetan mythical lion. This spirit is said to take possession ofthe Na-chung oracle near Lhasa. The figure, four inches tall and of exquisite workmanship, came from Labrang Lama sery. It now is at The National Geographic Society headquarters.