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Gables (2005)

 

 

 Issue Name:

Gables

 Thai Issue Name: หน้าบัน
 Issue Date: 2005/2548-08-04
 Cause: To publicize Thai gables
 Catalogue Number: 2005/34-37
 Denomination: 5 Baht, 5 Baht, 5 Baht, 5 Baht
 Unused Value: 7 Baht, 8 Baht, 7 Baht, 8 Baht
 Complete Set: 30 Baht (unused), 16 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 50 x 50 x 50 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 1,500,000 pieces per design
 Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B.V., Haarlem, The Netherlands
 Subject: Various styles of triangular tympana from different era: 1. Mythological animals from Himaphan Forest, on the gable of the ho trai or scripture library at Wat Phra Singh Woramahawihaan in Chiang Mai; 2. Garuda surrounded by kranok motifs, thought by some to represent the wavy tails of nagas which Garuda is subduing, on the gable of the ubosot at Wat Khao Bandai It (วัดเขาบันไดอิฐ) in Phetchaburi; 3. the Buddha seated under the bodhi tree in the bhumisparsa posture with a row of kneeling worshippers below, from a Khmer-style prang at Wat Phra Phai Luang in Sukhothai; 4. Nataraja, on a gable at Prasat Phanom Rung in Buriram
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