Artwork Title: Single combat
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Size: 24 in x 36 in
Created Date: -
Signature: Lower Left
In the 14th century, Ava city (Ava Dynasty), which is few miles away from the present Mandalay city, was the kingdom of Bayin Min Khaung.
One day the chinese king had severe desire to see the single horse ridding combat between the Myanmar warrior and the Chinese warrior to fight in the open ground infront of the Ava city.
Therefore the Chinese king marched with his soldiers towards the Ava city andencamped in front of the city wall. The Chinese king according to his desire he suddenly sent message to King Bayin Min Khaung telling his idea what he had thought of two warriors horse ridding single combat.
The two kings agreed to hold the combat on the 7th day since message was
served to each king. Chinese warrior has Kamami and Burmese warrior Mon Thameinbayang. These two worriors' physical body and mental power were strongly built and were very courageous. They were well trained in military strategy and tactics. These warriors were strong armor for life saving.
On opening day before they started the combat, each of the two warriors displayed the prowess in horsemanship in the presence of the royal audiences of King of China and Bayin Min Khaung.
After they displayed in horsemanship combat started. The Chinese warrior Kamami in stradie followed Themainbayang carrying his sword high in the air. In the meantime the Mon warrior Thameinbayang suddenly stopped his horse and turned abruptly and threw his sword
right into the open armpit of his opponent.
The Chinese warrior Kamami horse fell down and the Themeinbayang speedily chopped off Chinese warrior's head and carried away by the hook and placed it in the chain basket, and raised the basket in the air showing that he had won the combat. Chinese warrior Kamami's head lost the combat, therefore the king of the China as he had promised if his warrior lost the combat he had no intention to open war against the Ava country, therefore according to his promise he returned to China with his large army.