Tibetan and Himalayan Library - THL

THL Title Text
by John Vincent Bellezza
Edited by Geoffrey Barstow, Mickey Stockwell and Michael White
Tibetan & Himalayan Library
Published under the THL Digital Text License.

II.1. Stelae and accompanying structures: Funerary and non-funerary structures

TekyerThes skyer

Basic site data

  • Site name: TekyerThes skyer
  • Site number: C-18
  • Site typology: II.1a
  • Elevation: 4460 m
  • Administrative location (township): JangtöByang stod
  • Administrative location (county): GegyéDge rgyas
  • Survey expedition: UTAE
  • Survey date: June 3, 2001
  • Contemporary usage: Light grazing.
  • Identifiable Buddhist constructions: None.
  • Maps: UTRS II
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General site characteristics

The standing stones of TekyerThes skyer are found on a gravel bar in the midst of a large basin known as SharnaShar sna. The tallest standing stone in the group has a somewhat rectilinear form (1.2 m [height] by 2 m [basal girth]). Next to it are at least four other dark-colored standing stones planted in the ground in a line, as well as other stones dispersed in close proximity. It could not be determined whether these stones constitute an artifact or a geofact. If indeed they were erected by humans, they represent a more primitive pillar typology, the likes of which have not been documented elsewhere in Upper Tibet.

Oral tradition

None was collected.


Note Citation for Page

John Vincent Bellezza, (Charlottesville, VA: Tibetan & Himalayan Library, 2010), .

Bibliographic Citation

John Vincent Bellezza. . Charlottesville, VA: Tibetan & Himalayan Library, 2010.