65. Bimbisara receives the letter

The king with two women is seated in a small pavilion, on the right of it is just room for a couple of attendants. On the left next to the pavilion is a large group of men, in which we can recognise the ambassador-merchants as well as the courtiers. In the background is a tree and the ordinary royal insignia, besides a standard with a winged shell. One of the men sitting in front has unrolled a large oblong letter, the contents of which are being or have just been read to the king. Of course by itself this might just as well represent king Rudrayana getting the letter written and handed to the merchants to take with them, but taken with the whole series I prefer to explain it as above.