1969-73 (building construction)
1975 (original mural painting)
Panel 20, Vat Keng, Vang Vieng
complete temple interior murals of Phralak-Phralam, the Lao Ramayana.
Palichanh is exiled to the wilderness for misreading the blood sign, which Sankhip takes as a wicked ploy to seize his throne. Phralam discovers the headwaters of the stream on the banks of which he and Phralak make camp are actually the the despairing Palichanh’s copious tears. Manikap grazes in the foreground, guarded by Phra Lak.
While the content of the caption of this panel at Vat Keng partly follows the captions at Vat Oub Mong, the text, the nomenclature (place names and proper names), and the visual subject matter may differconsiderably from the analogous panel(s) at Vat Oub Mong (of which the 1938 Thit Panh murals, can be seen as inspirational –if not prototypical).