The canopy, some two metres in height, of carved wood and completely overlaid with gesso
and gilded with a thin gold-foil, is constructed shrine-like in form. The covering, supported by
four corner angle-posts, takes the shape of the entablature, - i.e. architrave, torus-moulding
and cavetto-cornice - with a pent-like roof and parapet of solar uraei. The solar uraei, backed
with a screen of linen, are inlaid with lapis-blue, haematite-red and turquoise-blue glass: their
heads of dark-blue glazed pottery have eye-sockets and eyes of copper and glass respectively.
The angle-posts, inscribed on both sides with names, titles and epithets in laudation of the
king, are tennoned and morticed to the architrave and the heavy wooden sledge which acts a