Elsewhere we see
- charioteers dragging away empty chariots,
- a soldier mending a hoe,
- a man carrying a pair of water-buckets suspended
at each end of a pole across his shoulders;
- infantry and charioteers arriving in camp;
- soldiers squatting round a bowl at their supper;
- officers chastising lazy or recalcitrant subordinates, and the like.
|Close above and behind
the royal pavilion there is a brawl among the king's officers, one of whom
is in the act of being stabbed.
||Just below this group a horse prepares
to lie down, bending its fore-legs with a remarkably natural action;
||while in the foreground to the right, we see the two Syrian spies being soundly
bastinadoed, in order to force the truth from them. |
All the busy life of
a great camp is depicted in this wonderful section of the largest battle-subject
in the history of art.
Thank you Amelia B. Edwards
Pharaohs, Fellahs, and Explorers
Harper & Brothers, N,Y, 1891.