Candi C (Candi Pakpak)

Luckily, the third building (Candi C) was drawn by the Dutch painter Sieburgh in the 1840s. Sieburgh’s painting shows the temple at nightfall, with a group of three people gathered around a fire. There is not much in the way of detail on the temple and it is partly overgrown by vegetation.

The building appears to have been rather small, probably around 4m x 4m. It was square, with slightly protruding niches on each side. Its base was high, as is common for East Javanese temples, but, according to Sieburgh’s painting, it lacked the band running at mid-height around the temple body and the kala heads that usually featured over the entrance and the niches.

Painting by H.N. Sieburgh

A white stone, the base of a tower and an unfinished standing image were reportedly found near Candi C, but they were not photographed and their whereabouts are unknown. A lion’s head in terracotta was also excavated nearby.