Notes on the Geography of Thailand: Bangkok's Lacquer Pavilion: Photo 3
This is the chronological first panel, now in the inner room. The complex picture shows the battle against the demon Mara during which the Buddha achieves enlightenment. Like Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar" with its clocks, this picture has the anachronism of European soldiers in Mara's army. During the Ayathaya period, such imagery was widespread.
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