Native of Bhootan

Sir Benjamin Simpsonabout 1867

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Portrait of a native man of a Himalayan tribe, holding a small drum and a wind instrument, possibly a Tibetan kangling, a human thighbone trumpet. The man is dressed in a monk's garb.


  • Title: Native of Bhootan
  • Creator: Sir Benjamin Simpson
  • Date Created: about 1867
  • Location Created: India; Bhutan
  • Physical Dimensions: 28.6 × 23.1 cm (11 1/4 × 9 1/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XO.757.2.1
  • Culture: British
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Possibly Sir Benjamin Simpson (British, 1831 - 1923)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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