The King Pond, Angkor Wat, Siem Reap 12th Century

Bill Bensley , 2023

Acrylic on canvas
120 × 120 cm , 47.2 × 47.2 inch

Ancient Angkor was a particularly tolerant place and welcomed traders fromeverywhere. All religions were well represented and the Muslim man even madefriends with the dog. However a Hindu prince was put out for some unknown reasonand was squabbling with a local wrestler. The sacred ficus, wrapped with its yellowcloth, cast a calming shade that helped dispel the Prince’s wrath.

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