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Hanuman crushes Ravana's soul container (Thai Ramayana mural at Emerald Buddha Temple)

As Ravana lays wounded, Hanuman crushes his soul container so that his soul and body will die at the same time. (Photograph by Margery H. Freeman. More about the photograph)

Balancing on his right leg, Hanuman grips the wooden cylinder with both hands and his left foot. Hanuman’s face looks to the right side of the frame with his mouth wide open in triumph. Hanuman is dressed in gold pants and jewelry with a red waistband, whose cloth ends fly out on the right.