Mongolia, the Tangut country, and the solitudes of northern Tibet. Volume 1/The Obo
Of the Obo, or sacred cairn of the Lamas, probably a relic of their primeval superstitions, a representation is given in Kircher's account of the journey of Grueber and Dorville, who characterise it thus: 'Trophæa quæ in summis montium cum adoratione magno Lamæ diriguntur, pro conservatione hominum et equorum.
Turner describes such a trophæum on the boundary between Bhotan and Tibet.—[Y.]
- China Illustrata, p. 70.