Picture by Dominique Antony This picture is very well painted and has many meanings with many possible answers.
Different people believe different things of what the painting actually means.
King Mahajanaka, having heard the wise words of the sage and returned to the palace, decides to renounce the wordly life. Here, he is announcing his decision in the palace, his mother standing behind him. Mahajanaka Jataka, cave 1, north wall. Ajanta, 6th or 7th century. (From "The Ajanta Caves", Thames and Hudson, 1998, reprint 2005, page 87)
Fresco of the investiture of Zimri Lim, 19th century BC, Royal palace of Mari
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