RHYS DAVIDS: BUDDHIST INDIA

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Illustrations

THE GREAT BUDDHIST TOPE AT SĀNCHI BEFORE RESTORATION . . . . . Frontispiece

KING PASENADI IN HIS CHARIOT. ABOVE IS THE WHEEL OF THE LAW . . . . . 9
From the Bharahat Tope. Pl xiii.

AJAKASATTU STARTING OUT TO VISIT THE BUDDHA . . . . . 14

KINGS AND QUEENS WATCHING A PROCESSION AS IT LEAVES A FORT . . . . . 64
From the Sānchi Tope.

FACADE OF MANSION . . . . . 65
From the Bharahat Tope. Pl. xxxi.

SUDHAMMO, THE MOTE-HALL OF THE GODS . . . . . 67
From the Bharahat Tope. Pl. xvi.

ANCIENT OPEN-AIR BATH AT ANURĀDHAPURA (NO. l) . . . . . 69

ANCIENT OPEN-AIR BATH AT ANURĀDHAPURA (no. 2) . . . . . 71

OLD INDIAN SCROLLWORK . . . . . 72

A ZIGGARAT . . . . . 73
From Ragozin's "Story of Chaldea."

THE THOUSAND PILLARS. RUINS OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE SEVEN-STORIED GREAT BRAZEN PALACE AT ANURĀDHAPURA . . . . . 75
From Cave's "Ruined Cities of Ceylon."

THE SPLIT ROCK. GAMBLING SCENE FROM THE
BHARAHAT TOPE . . . . . 77

SCROLLWORK ORNAMENT AS USED OUTSIDE HOUSES AND ON TOPES IN BUDDHIST INDIA . . . . . 79
From the Bharahat Tope. Pl. xliii.

GROUND PLAN AND RESTORATION OF THE BHARAHAT STUPA . . . . . 8l
From Cunningham's "Stupa of Bharhut." Pl. iii.

RESTORATION (BY W. SIMPSON) OF THE AHIN POSH
TOPE . . . . . 83
From the Proceedings of the R.I.B.A.

A STŪPA AS CARVED ON THE BAS-RELIEFS . . . . . 84
From Cunningham's "Stupa of Bharhut." Pl. xxxi.

THE JETAVANA DĀGABA . . . . . 85

SPECIMENS OF ANCIENT JEWELRY FOUND IN THE SĀKIYA TOPE . . . . . 89
From J.R.A.S. 1898.

OLD INDIAN GIRDLE OF JEWELS . . . . . 91
From the figure of Sirīmā Devatā on the Bharahat Tope. Pl li.

OLD INDIAN NECKLACES . . . . . 92

OLD INDIAN LOCKET. OLD INDIAN EARRING. OLD INDIAN LOCKET . . . . . 93
Size of original.

MEDALLION ON THE BHARAHAT TOPE . . . . . 95
Pl. xxiv. Fig. 3.

ANCIENT INDIAN HEAD-DRESS . . . . . 97
From a medallion on the Bharahat Tope. Pl xxiv. Fig. 2.

ANĀTHAPIṆḌIKA'S GIFT OF THE JETAVANA PARK . . . . . 99
From the Bharahat Tope. Pl. lxvii.

ANCIENT INDIAN COINS . . . . . 106

ERAN COINS . . . . . ll5

LEAF OF MS. FROM THE GOSINGA VIHĀRA OF AN OLD BUDDHIST ANTHOLOGY . . . . . 122

DR. HOEY'S BRICK TABLET, WITH BUDDHIST SUTTA INSCRIBED ON IT . . . . . 123

THE COPPER PLATE FROM TAKKA-SILĀ . . . . . . 125
"Epigraphia Indica" vol. iv.

THE MAUNG-GON GOLD PLATE . . . . . 126
From "Epigraphia Indica" vol. v., p. 101.

LEAF FROM THE BOWER MS. BIRCH BARK CUT TO IMITATE PALM LEAVES, WITH HOLES FOR STRINGS TO TIE THEM UP WITH . . . . . 127

THE INSCRIBED VASE FROM THE SĀKIYA TOPE . . . . . 129

THE PEPPÉ VASES . . . . . 131
Found by Mr, Peppé in the Sākiya Tope.

RUINS OF THE SĀKIYA TOPE, PUT UP BY HIS RELATIVES OVER THEIR PORTION OF THE ASHES FROM THE FUNERAL PYRE OF THE BUDDHA . . . . . 133

FRAGMENT OF THE THIRTEENTH ROCK EDICT OF ASOKA, DISCOVERED BY PROFESSOR RHYS-DAVIDS AT GIRNAR . . . . . 135

THE BANYAN DEER JĀTAKA STORY . . . . . 193
Three episodes on one bas-relief.

SIRIMĀ DEVATĀ . . . . . 2l6
From the Bharahat Tope. Pl. xxiii.

MODERN IMAGE OF SRI AS CONSORT VISHNU . . . . . 2l8
From Burgess's "Cave 'Temples of India," p. 524.

HINDOO GODDESS OF LUCK . . . . . 221

VESSAVAṆA KUVERA, KING OF THE YAKSHAS, AND REGENT OF THE NORTH . . . . . 222
From the Bharahat Tope. Pl. xxii.

CHAKAVĀKA, KING OF THE NĀGAS . . . . . 222
From Cunningham's "Stupa of Bharhut." Pl. xxi. Fig. 3.

NĀGA MERMAIDS IN WATER . . . . . 223
From Burgess and Grünwedel's "Buddhist Art in India."

SEATED NĀGA; BACK VIEW . . . . . 225
From a fresco in a Cave at Ajanta.

ELEPHANTS BEFORE THE WISDOM TREE . . . . . 228
From Cunningham's "Stupa of Bharhut." Pl. xxx.

THE WISDOM TREE OF KASSAPA, THE BUDDHA . . . . . 229
From Cunningham's "Stupa of Bharhut." Pl. xxx.

THE BUDDHA PREACHING TO NĀGAS DWELLING IN A SACRED TREE . . . . . 233
From a Buddhist carving at Takt-i-bahi. J.R.A.S., 1899.

DETAILS OF THE SCULPTURES ON THE GATES OF SĀNCHI TOPE . . . . . 279

DETAILS ON THE SCULPTURES ON THE GATES OF SĀNCHI TOPE . . . . . 281

REAR VIEW OF THE NORTHERN GATE OF SĀNCHI TOPE . . . . . 283

JAIN TEMPLE AT KHUJARAO . . . . . 285

THE GREAT BUDDHIST TOPE AT SĀNCHI BEFORE RESTORATION . . . . . 287

SĀNCHI TOPE. A GENERAL, VIEW FROM THE SOUTH . . . . . 289

EASTERN GATE OF SĀNCHI TOPE . . . . . 291

REAR VIEW OF 'THE EASTERN GATE OF SĀNCHI TOPE . . . . . 293

DETAILS FROM EASTERN GATE OF SĀNCHI TOPE . . . . . 301

DETAILS FROM EASTERN GATE OF SĀNCHI TOPE . . . . . 303

MAP OF THE KINGDOM OF ASOKA AS DESCRIBED IN THE INSCRIPTIONS AND IN THE ENGRAVED EDICTS . . . . . 320 [Missing]

 

 

 


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