scanned color negative print
On the right —in the archival and replicant murals— Hapkanasouane (Ravan) is descending from the sky to seize the kneeling figure of Nang Sida, while on the left, Phralak’s ally, the King of the Vultures, frames Hapkanasouane and Sida in flight. Ravan throws Sida’s magical ring at Phagna Khout, breaking his wings, and he crashes to earth, dying.
Panel 14 locator, former image hall interior, Vat Oub Mong, Vientiane
Complete archival temple interior murals of Phralak-Phralam, the Lao Ramayana
Thit Panh, lead artist
ca. 1925 (building construction)
1938 (original mural painting)
December 2000 (building demolition)