14. Manohara relates her adventures to her father

While the other reliefs by means of the text can be identified with the tale except in trifling details, this is not the case with No. 14. Owing to Foucher's penetration however this scene has been correctly placed. The text gives no mention of Manohara's adventures from the moment when she leaves directions for her husband with the rsi, to the time when she recognises his ring in her bath. Foucher has discovered that in this case the sculptor has not followed the text, but thought it better not to leave the spectator in doubt about what becomes of the heroine of the tale. The king who is the centre of the relief, wears a halo and by comparing him with No. 17 and 18 we see that he is Manohara's father, Druma, king of the kinnara's. He sits in a pavilion in the middle of the relief on a cushion, listening to whet his daughter, seated on his left hand, is telling him of her stay among human beings. At his other side another woman is sitting. The courtiers sit right and left, outside the pavilion; of course when the kinnar~'s were given human shape the men kinnara's had to do the same; and though we may note a peculiar curl at the side of the headdress on some of them, it does not appear later on the other kinnara-reliefs. On the left sits the umbrella-bearer; further on both sides courtiers and armed guards, who in no way differ from those of earthly rulers. Behind both these groups is an elephant, the left with only a cloth on, the right one bearing a now empty howdah with a cushion in it. This use of elephants is of course only possible for kinnara's in human form.