The sage invites 101 kings to compete for Sita’s hand through the ordeal of lifting the bow. All fail except Phra Lam, and who so obtains Sita for his wife
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 locator, 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, ca. 1925 (building construction), 1938 (original mural painting), 1998 (photography), December 2000 (building demolition), This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
The sage invites 101 kings to compete for Sita’s hand through the ordeal of lifting the bow. All fail except Phra Lam, and who so obtains Sita for his wife
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 locator, new image hall interior, Vat Oub Mong, Vientiane, Mr. Chaeunphone, lead artist; Lao PDR Faculty of Fine Arts, Vientiane, 12 megapixel digital photograph, 2001-2006 (building construction), May-July 2010 (cartooning and colorization), August 2010 (photography), This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
The sage invites 101 kings to compete for Sita’s hand through the ordeal of lifting the bow. All fail except Phra Lam, and who so obtains Sita for his wife
August 2010 (photography), digital photograph, 1969-73 (building construction), 1975 (original mural painting), 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 locator, Vat Keng, Vang Vieng, temple interior murals of Phralak-Phralam, the Lao Ramayana, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
The sage invites 101 kings to compete for Sita’s hand through the ordeal of lifting the bow. All fail except Phra Lam, and who so obtains Sita for his wife
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, 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, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
The sage invites 101 kings to compete for Sita’s hand through the ordeal of lifting the bow. All fail except Phra Lam, and who so obtains Sita for his wife
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, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
The sage invites 101 kings to compete for Sita’s hand through the ordeal of lifting the bow. All fail except Phra Lam, and who so obtains Sita for his wife
digital photograph, 2001-2006 (building construction), May-July 2010 (cartooning and colorization), 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, new image hall interior, Vat Oub Mong, Vientiane, Complete digitally replicated temple interior murals of Phralak-Phralam, the Lao Ramayana, Mr. Chaeunphone, lead artist; Lao PDR Faculty of Fine Arts, Vientiane, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
The sage invites 101 kings to compete for Sita’s hand through the ordeal of lifting the bow. All fail except Phra Lam, and who so obtains Sita for his wife
digital photograph, 1969-73 (building construction), 1975 (original mural painting), 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, Vat Keng, Vang Vieng, complete temple interior murals of Phralak-Phralam, the Lao Ramayana., This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Laxmana and Rama escorting Sita to their kingdom. Sita, now obsessed with the Golden Deer, demands that Rama go forth and capture it for her
ca. 1925 (building construction), 1938 (original mural painting), December 2000 (building demolition), In the forefront Phralam and Sida, leaving the hermitage, ride atop the chariot cart while Phra Lak drives the horse. The golden deer is actually materialized by Ravan as a trick to leave Sita unguarded, which succeeds., Panel 13, 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, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Laxmana and Rama escorting Sita to their kingdom. Sita, now obsessed with the Golden Deer, demands that Rama go forth and capture it for her
digital photograph, 2001-2006 (building construction), May-July 2010 (cartooning and colorization), In the forefront Phralam and Sida, leaving the hermitage, ride atop the chariot cart while Phra Lak drives the horse. The golden deer is actually materialized by Ravan as a trick to leave Sita unguarded, which succeeds., Panel 13, new image hall interior, Vat Oub Mong, Vientiane, Complete digitally replicated temple interior murals of Phralak-Phralam, the Lao Ramayana, Mr. Chaeunphone, lead artist; Lao PDR Faculty of Fine Arts, Vientiane, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Laxmana and Rama escorting Sita to their kingdom. Sita, now obsessed with the Golden Deer, demands that Rama go forth and capture it for her
digital photograph, 1969-73 (building construction), 1975 (original mural painting), In the forefront Phralam and Sida, leaving the hermitage, ride atop the chariot cart while Phra Lak drives the horse. The golden deer is actually materialized by Ravan as a trick to leave Sita unguarded, which succeeds., Panel 13, Vat Keng, Vang Vieng, temple interior murals of Phralak-Phralam, the Lao Ramayana, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Laxmana and Rama escorting Sita to their kingdom. Sita, now obsessed with the Golden Deer, demands that Rama go forth and capture it for her
In the forefront Phralam and Sida, leaving the hermitage, ride atop the chariot cart while Phra Lak drives the horse. The golden deer is actually materialized by Ravan as a trick to leave Sita unguarded, which succeeds., Panel 13 locator, 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, ca. 1925 (building construction), 1938 (original mural painting), 1998 (photography), December 2000 (building demolition), This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Laxmana and Rama escorting Sita to their kingdom. Sita, now obsessed with the Golden Deer, demands that Rama go forth and capture it for her
August 2010 (photography), digital photograph, 2001-2006 (building construction), May-July 2010 (cartooning and colorization), In the forefront Phralam and Sida, leaving the hermitage, ride atop the chariot cart while Phra Lak drives the horse. The golden deer is actually materialized by Ravan as a trick to leave Sita unguarded, which succeeds., Panel 13 locator, new image hall interior, Vat Oub Mong, Vientiane, Complete archival temple interior murals of Phralak-Phralam, the Lao Ramayana, Mr. Chaeunphone, lead artist; Lao PDR Faculty of Fine Arts, Vientiane, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Laxmana and Rama escorting Sita to their kingdom. Sita, now obsessed with the Golden Deer, demands that Rama go forth and capture it for her
August 2010 (photography), digital photograph, 1969-73 (building construction), 1975 (original mural painting), In the forefront Phralam and Sida, leaving the hermitage, ride atop the chariot cart while Phra Lak drives the horse. The golden deer is actually materialized by Ravan as a trick to leave Sita unguarded, which succeeds., Panel 13 locator, Vat Keng, Vang Vieng, temple interior murals of Phralak-Phralam, the Lao Ramayana, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Hapkanasouane (Ravan) while kidnapping Sita is intercepted by Phagna Kkout (Garuda), who spread his wings in protection
1998 (photography), 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, scanned color negative print, ca. 1925 (building construction), 1938 (original mural painting), December 2000 (building demolition), This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.
Hapkanasouane (Ravan) while kidnapping Sita is intercepted by Phagna Kkout (Garuda), who spread his wings in protection
August 2010 (photography), digital photograph, 2001-2006 (building construction), May-July 2010 (cartooning and colorization), 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, new image hall interior, Vat Oub Mong, Vientiane, Complete archival temple interior murals of Phralak-Phralam, the Lao Ramayana, Mr. Chaeunphone, lead artist; Lao PDR Faculty of Fine Arts, Vientiane, This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.