Mongolia, the Tangut country, and the solitudes of northern Tibet. Volume 1/The Obo

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THE OBO.

P. 76.

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.[1]

Turner describes such a trophæum on the boundary between Bhotan and Tibet.—[Y.]

  1. China Illustrata, p. 70.