reconstruction of the hall of an Assyrian palace restored from
the actual remains under vthe direction of Sir Austen Henry
Layard. The panelling is of sculptured alabaster slabs, the
ceiling is formed by beams of wood painted, gilded, and inlaid.
The king is seen entering through a great portal flanked by
winged and human-headed lion, accompanied by his attendant eunuch
and vizier, and received by musicians playing a kind of harp.
The costumes have been taken from drawings of those in actual
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