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ARCHITECTURE & ICONOGRAPHY

  

 

 

  dragon staircase slab

 

Thailand

A dragon staircase slab is a decorative feature often found in Chinese palace and temple architecture, used to separate the main staircases leading to the complex. It consists of a large, flat slab, usually made of marble or granite, and carved with bas-reliefs depicting ascending dragons and cloud scrolls.

 

The ones shown here are at the entrances leading to the first and second level of Wat Boromaracha Kanchana Phisek Anuson in Bang Bua Thong, Nonthaburi.

 

  dragon staircase slab