9. Sudhana receives help from the yaksa's

In the forest and, as the text requires, at the foot of a tree, sits the prince on a slight eminence with a cushion on it; behind him on the left of the relief are some attendants of the ordinary kind, no sign of any soldiers: no-one would ever imagine this to be a military expedition if it were not stated in the text. On the right, opposite to him, are first five yaksa's with the usual wild eyes, rough curly hair and large round earrings; only one wears a beard; they therefore belong to the so-called raksasa type. The front one, as spokesman making a sembah to the prince, is of course Pancika. Behind these yaksa's some persons sit with bundles and trays and in the background there is a row of them standing, the front one of whom is carrying on a tray a tiara and other adornments, the others a quiver and other weapons and the last holding with both hands a box on his shoulder. Only this last one is undoubtedly a yaksa by the hairdressing, the others have, as far as we can see, the ordinary human coiffure. Their position makes it unlikely that they belong to Sudhana's company, but either they are servants of the yaksa's, bringing suitable gifts—quite in keeping when one of them is represented as a yaksa— or the sculptor has thought fitting to indicate the successful end of the expedition so that these might be the rebels bringing in the tribute. If the latter is the case then the whole scene would not positively be the offering of assistance by the yaksa's, but might be their departure after the completion of their task. In any case this relief shews the help given by the yaksa's in Sudhana's campaign.