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G. 1cJa, concluded with the words: "though our first visit will also be our last". In the years 1921 and 1923, the Archaeological Service, under the able direction of the Archaeological Inspector, the late B. de Haan, overhauled the bathing-place thoroughly, restoring it, as far as possible, to its original state. PI. 1 gives a general view of the graceful design and the rigorous simplicity of the monument in its present condition. It has been cut, so to say, into the mountain side and its situation exactly corresponds to the points of the compass, facing westward.
This is the opinion, hardly seventy years old, of a man who still could write on Egyptian art: "One cannot imagine anything of worse taste than the sculptures to be found there [ in Egypt]. The figures are badly drawn, stiff, arid, and insignificant. Their chiselwork lacks variety, and nearly all the figures are represented in profile" 57). Notwithstanding Brumund's strong attachment to the aesthetic views of his time, there are several signs in his attitude towards Javanese antiquity which indicate the approach of a new era.
14a (fig. 3). It is cone-shaped and consists of a four-Ieaved lotus cushion bearing a central cylindrical pillar surrounded by four medium-sized columns while, between them, four other, still smaller, 3) TBG, 1937, p. 214 sq. 52 SELECTED STUDIES IN INDONESIAN ARCHAEOLOGY Fig. 3. Top-piece of the super-structure of the central terrace columns are placed crosswise 4). By means of a rather complicated system of canals these nine columns communicated with a feed-pipe in the backwall which supplied the water that welled up through the tops of the collumns and then, through aseries of small spouts, flowed down to a small basin situated on the central terrace.