ca. 1925 (building construction)
1938 (original mural painting)
December 2000 (building demolition)
Phra Lam not only lifts the magical bow, but strings it and releases a powerful arrow, endangering everbody. The frustrated Hapkanasouane, unawares that Sita was his own daughter, came also from the Demon Island Lanka —of which he was now Demon King— to seek her hand. Having himself failed the bow ordeal, but still in love with Sida, witnesses the success of Phra Lam with a mixture of awe and rage.
Panel 12 (detail), former image hall interior, Vat Oub Mong, Vientiane
Complete archival temple interior murals of Phralak-Phralam, the Lao Ramayana
Thit Panh, lead artist
scanned color negative/print