43. The shower of gold

In contrast to the two last miracles, we here have the shower on both sides of the king seated in the centre. The king sits on cushions under a canopy supported by columns. On the left the two councillors again sit opposite him; on the right behind him sits the servant with the folded bowl; the others on the scene are women and they are collecting the gold. This quite agrees with the text that tells us the miracle was not out of doors and not intended for the public, but was performed in the king's private apartments. It is not actually a shower of gold coins, but chains of jewels, gold rings and such like valuables. Except two royal waiting-women who stand with fly-whisks on the right of the throne, all the women present are busy collecting the falling treasures into dishes of all shapes and cloths spread out on purpose.