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Figureheads of royal barges of Thailand -III

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Figureheads of royal barges of Thailand -III

Postby Anatol » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:46 pm

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K1F2GNGO9F64D_Royal Barge 11 VUYAPAK.jpg
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The «ASURA VUYAPAK» Barge (3b) and the «ASURA PAKSEE» Barge (4b) have a much similar bow, which portrays the face of a giant or asura and the body of a bird. These barges are lacquered, gold-gilded, and decorated with glass pieces. Asura Vayupak in Sanskrit means “Wind-Eating Giant”. He wears a purple top, and both his hands and feet are indigo. Asura Paksee in Sanskit means, “Birdlike Giant”. His top is purple in its front and green in its back. Both his hands and feet are green.
These two barges were first built in the reign of King Rama I, and rebuilt in King Rama IV.
Thailand1975; 3b; 4b;SG872, SG873. Source: https://www.iconsiam.com/en/the_stories ... e-iconluxe. http://www.thai-blogs.com/author/richard/page/2/
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