勾頭 gōutóu

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Terms

  • barrel tile ends (preferred) (English)
  • 勾頭 (Traditional Chinese)
  • 勾头 (Simplified Chinese)
  • gōutóu (Pinyin)
  • kou-t'ou (Wade-Giles)
  • hooked head (lit.) (English)

Note (brief)

    Term used in the Qing court architectural manual, the Gongcheng zuofa (1734), to describe the type of barrel tile which is used to cap the end of covering tiles at the eaves.

Related concepts

Broad Match: Roofing Tiles

How to Cite This Entry

勾頭 gōutóu” in Architectura Sinica last modified January 18, 2020, https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000108.

Bibliography:

勾頭 gōutóu.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published January 18, 2020. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000108.

About this Entry

Entry Title: 勾頭 gōutóu

Authorial and Editorial Responsibility:

  • Tracy Miller, editor, Architectura Sinica
  • Yuh-Fen Benda, associate editor, Architectural Terminology

Additional Credit:

  • Peer review by ATTCAT 2018
  • Data entry and editing by ZHUGE Jing 諸葛净
  • Revision by Tracy Miller
  • Revising title statement by SUN Zheng 孫正

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