- barrel tile ends (preferred) (English)
- 勾頭 (Traditional Chinese)
- 勾头 (Simplified Chinese)
- gōutóu (Pinyin)
- kou-t'ou (Wade-Giles)
- hooked head (lit.) (English)
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.
Broad Match: Roofing Tiles
How to Cite This Entry
Bibliography:“ 勾頭 gōutóu.” In Architectura Sinica, edited by Tracy Miller. Entry published January 18, 2020. https://architecturasinica.org/keyword/k000108.
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Entry Title: 勾頭 gōutóu
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