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ARCHITECTURE & ICONOGRAPHY

 

 

 

  bai raka and hang hongse

 

Thailand

Some decommissioned bai raka, i.e. ornamental combs (fig.), that ran along the upper roof  edges of some buildings in Phra Rachawang (fig.), as well as antefixes, i.e. the upward curved ornaments at the bottom end of the roofs, here in the form of swan's tails known as hang hongse (fig.), on display at the Grand Palace in Bangkok, alongside some old cannons.