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monkey warriors

This great relief in the Southeast Asian galleries depicts Hanuman's army of monkey warriors attacking
the unfortunate Kumbhkarna. The giant's head, a later modification, is a different color, reflecting
the current theory that repairs and additions to the original work should not be concealed.
Flash photography is not permitted in the galleries, and since these shots were made without
a tripod, it was difficult to get acceptable focus and color.

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Text and photos ©
Thomas Christensen, 2005, 2006