Oriental Scenery/Part 2/Plate 15

No. XV.

INTERIOR VIEW OF THE PALACE AT MADURA.

This interior view of one of the apartments of the palace is at present of little more use than affording shelter to cattle; formerly, as some report, it was the Rajah's hall of audience, though others conjecture it to have been used as a bath, which opinion is chiefly founded on the circumstance of discovering a smoothly stuccoed floor some feet below the present surface, with a circular hole in the centre, apparently for the admission of water. The materials are of stone, not very smoothly wrought, but from several parts still remaining, the interior surface was certainly covered with chunam, or stucco, and richly painted with various colours.

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Interior view of the Palace at Madura.