Quotations

From Colonel Adams

‘Mr. Engelhard having carried off the large figures now to be seen in Samarang from the neighbourhood of this temple, the inhabitants had concealed the figure just described, and many others not only from all Europeans but from their own native chiefs.’ (Adams, quoted in Tiffin 2008: 357)

From Engelhard

‘De Javaanen die de streeken bewonen waar deeze oudheeden gevonden worden, hebben weinig aandoening of achting voor dezelve ofschoon zij aan onderscheidene van deeze afGodsbeelden offeren, zonder echter reedenen to konnen geeven waarom zij zulks doen.’ (Engelhard, quoted in Krom 1920: 440; in English: ‘The Javanese people who inhabit the region where these antiquities are found have little feeling or consideration for them, although they present offerings to various of these statues of deities, without being able to tell why they do so.’)