Obviously the three figures 2, 3, and 4 hold in their hands gifts to present them at some point of destination.
The case with figures 3 and 4 (above, left and right) is easy: Figure 4 holds a precious necklace in his right hand. His left hand is partially destroyed but with some justification Al'baum saw here a second piece of jewelry, possibly a torque-like object. Figure 3 (left) is carrying a great piece of decorated silk. In our opinion this must be a precious kind of garment.
The situation with figure 2 (above, centre) is a little more complicated because the hands and the nearby sections of the wall are much defaced. Al'baum's copy indicates that figure 3 holds an object decorated with pearls and gold. But at the lower right of the image one can see the end of a belt with golden lappet fitting. Al'baums drawing suggests that the piece in question belongs to figure 3 (look below):
But this is certainly wrong. Instead, the belt with lappet fitting seems to hang down from a longer object held by figure 2. Therefore, we may suppose that figure 2 brings a precious belt-system, probably together with a sword (less possible) or dagger. - Below: the surviving mural traces of the section in question:
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