The delegations on the western wall move into two main directions. We have indicated the movements by blue and red arrows in the sketch below:
Each row (A and B) consists of at least two delegations and each delegation (A1, A2, B1, B2) is characterized by indiviually dressed people. This way the artist(s) certainly marked different states the delegations came from. Quite clear is the situation with group B1: These are delegates from the Chinese empire. The last two persons in group B2 obviously are from Koguryo (Korea).
It is tempting to conclude that the entire composition was divided into two main geographical sections. As we have seen, the delegations in B1 and B2 come from the eastern sphere. Therefore we may say that the A-groups belong to the West.
Each delegation (A1, A2, B1, B2) consists of the delegates themselves and a leading group of three persons. The leaders or "group captains" differ from the delegates according to the following: 1. Their gestures towards the remaining delegates in their group. 2. They are all but one Turkish people. 3. They all wear specifically coloured caftans, in each group a red, a yellow and a white one (cp. the following sketches:)
Above: Overall sketch of the delegations
Above: Group captains on the left half of the western wall: Read more on the captains 5A, 5 and 6. - Figure 33 is the white-dressed single remaining captain of the Chinese. - Figures 26 and 27 may be captains at the left end of the western wall.
Above: Group captains on the right half of the western wall: Read more on the captains 15-17 or on the captains 18-20.
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