Text, with Descriptive List of Antiques by F. H. Andrews, Seventy-Two Illustrations in Text, and Appendices by L. D. Barnett, S. W. Bushell, E. Chavan

Text, with Descriptive List of Antiques by F. H. Andrews, Seventy-Two Illustrations in Text, and Appendices by L. D. Barnett, S. W. Bushell, E. Chavan

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... had offered only accidental shelter to these fragmentary relics of Buddhist literature, and had originally served the more prosaic purposes of a cook-room for the little Vihara, became abundantly clear as the work of clearing was carried on to the east wall. Built against the latter there was found a big fireplace, constructed of fairly hard plaster with an elaborately-moulded top looking like a chimney but showing no arrangement for the egress of smoke, the whole reaching to a height of over 6 feet from the floor. By the side of it a broad bench, also seen in Fig. 33, filled a kind of recess. judging from a similar arrangement still observed in Turkestan houses, and from bits of coarse broken pottery found below it, this bench probably served for the handy storing of cooking utensils. In front of it, and not far from the fireplace, there stood a rough wooden tripod (visible in the photograph), such as is still used throughout the country to support large water-jars required for kitchen purposes. In the same way the short rough post with branching head, which I found fixed in the ground close to where the first manuscript leaf was discovered, certainly served to hang ' See his Note v. in list below. a kettle from Rgmains of ancient bones, oilcakes, and small layers of charcoal found scattered Over the floor in several places corroborate the above conclusion. I _ Q; the remaining structures traceable at the southern group of ruins two could easily be recognized, by the characteristic arrangement of their posts emerging above the sand, as small Shrines of the type with which we have already become familiar. ' The first cleared among them (1)_ x, ), situated about 80 feet to the west-north-west of the little monastic dwelling last..show more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 676g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698000X
  • 9781236980007