in the Sivaite temple of Prambanan in Java (ninth century A.D.),
to show the transformation of the Winged Disc on the lintel.
are conventionalized into geometrical patterns, in the centre
of each of which the serpent (with an atrophied lower jaw) is
shown performing a somersault, the effects of which are seen
in the American designs. Note the absence of the lower jaw in
the Kalimakara head.
History by G. Elliot Smith