Researches on the Tenets and Doctrines of the Jeynes and Boodhists

Researches on the Tenets and Doctrines of the Jeynes and Boodhists

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ...in extent five hundred and twenty-six English feet. There is no concavity except in the dome. The bill is, in fact, a sort of nucleus for the temple, and has been cut away and fashioned for the accommodation of the buildings. The outer and inner side of each wall is covered with a. profusion of sculpture, and in various situations are niches containing figures of Bood'h, amounting in all to between three and four hundred. To the temple of Boro Budur there are four entrances, facing the cardinal points; but here, instead of the monstrous figures in human shape, we have lions as warders At Suku, probably Saca, is another place of worship in the island of Java 1, the principal structure of which is a truncated pyramid, situated on the most elevated of three successive terraces. The ruins of two obelisks, having the form of the section of a pyramid, are also observable in the vicinity of the principal building, and on each side of the western front appear several piles of ruinous buildings and sculpture. The length of the terraces is about one hundred and fifty-seve_n feet; the depth of the first, eighty feet, of the second, thirty, and of the highest, one hundred and thirty feet. The approach is from the west, ' through three porches or gateways, of which the outermost alone is now standing. This gateway is about sixteen feet high, of a pyramidal form. The entrance is seven feet and a half high, and about three feet wide. A gorgon's head forms the key-stone of the arch. On the outer face of the gateway several figures are sculptured in relief. On the right side of the principal figure is that of a man of monstrous appearance devouring a child. On his right hand a dog sitting, the head of which is wanting; a bird of the stork...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236805240
  • 9781236805249