8. Sudhana takes leave of his mother

The two chief persons are sitting in a pavilion, the queen on a large cushion placed on a dais, the prince on the floor opposite her. He makes a semba}1 while he asks her to take care of his beloved wife. The pavilion is left on the relief so that there is only room for a couple of the queeIl's women, one standing with a fly-whisk and one crouching with a tray. Most of the relief is taken up by the retinue seated behind the prince; four standing, two of them holding a flower, and a whole row sitting, soldiers armed with sword and shield and the bearers of the royal insignia. The same as on No. 6 we can remark how large a space is given to these puppets, compared to the actors of the scene pushed away to the left of the stage.