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Open Access Glossary: Javanese and Old Javanese terms

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Glossary: Javanese and Old Javanese terms

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This glossary presents a list of Javanese and old Javanese terms with relevant to the discussion on the cap-figure in Majapahit temple reliefs. The object of the book is a figure wearing a cap depicted in reliefs at East Javanese temples during the Majapahit period. The author calls this special figure the 'cap-figure'. The cap-figure constitutes one of many new features which were created in East Javanese art and were distinct from earlier Central Javanese art. In particular it represents an example of the richness and beauty of the Majapahit art. Majapahit was the last Hindu-Buddhist kingdom in Java before the arrival of Islam.

Keywords: cap-figure; East Javanese temples; Majapahit period



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