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  Kinnara

 

Thailand

A gilded Kinnara in Wat Phra Kaew, Bangkok. The body and head are those of a man, whilst the legs, tail and wings are those of a bird.

 

It holds a sword and on its head it wears a chadah.

 

  Kinnara

 

  Kinnara

 

It is similar to the Theppaksi but its lower arms have a winged section with feathers, whereas its counterpart does not (fig.).

See also TRAVEL PICTURE and POSTAGE STAMP.