The Stone Guardians of Wat Pho, Bangkok, Thailand. Color Framed Art Print
The eco-friendly Conservation Series frame is made of solid wood from socially and environmentally responsible forests. This framed art provides a minimal style that perfectly complements any design. Available in six sizes, in walnut, pecan or natural colors.
- Natural white, matte, 100% cotton rag, acid and lignin-free archival paper
- Solid wood frame dimensions: 0.75” (W) x 1.25” (Depth)
- Gesso coating for rich color and smooth finish
- Premium shatterproof acrylic cover
- Acid-free dust cover on the back
- Includes hanging hardware
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About this artwork
The giant Stone Guardians which stand watch at the main entrances. Wat Pho, which is officially called “Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn”. These giant stone guardians were made from the ballast of ancient Chinese trading ships. These ships were forced to take on more weight when traveling in open seas and filled their hulls with massive stone giants and with piles of broken crockery which would later be used to adorn the many chedis of Wat Pho. The “Lan Than” or Rock Giants which guard the gates are “both high-rank soldiers and combatants.” There are four pairs of Marco Polo styled Chinese giants around the compound who wear European clothes.
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