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Detail of a painted bas-relief panel depicting two armies at war.

[Rear panel of the gift carriage Queen Elizabeth of England commissioned to give to Tzar Boris Godunov; the carriage, however, did not arrive at the Kremlin until 20 years after Godunov's death.] "The bas-relief on the rear of the carriage was . . . related to contemporary history. It showed the Tzar and his helmeted cavalrymen meeting head-on the Sultan of Turkey and his turbaned cavalrymen in front of the cross-spired Kremlin." The Kremlin, p. 163.