The ruler was frequently represented on doorjambs and houseposts.
He is often shown in several poses to illustrate his various identities
-- as a musician, as a priest, as a judge, and as a warrior. In the
door frame on the left, a Babanki
king holds a leopard by the tail, a sign of the king's physical power.
The decoration on the Batcham
housepost on the right illustrates the role of the servants
at the palace. The housepost supports the palace roof as the male
and female servants carved on them support the king's rule.