The garden had hangings of white and blue linen, fastened with cords of white linen and purple material to silver rings on marble pillars. There were couches1 of gold and silver on a mosaic pavement of porphyry, marble, mother-of-pearl and other costly stones.
Wine was served in goblets of gold, each one different from the other, and the royal wine was abundant, in keeping with the king's liberality.28
By the king's command each guest was allowed to drink in his own way, for the king instructed all the wine stewards to serve each man what he wished.
Queen Vashti also gave a banquet3 for the women in the royal palace of King Xerxes.
On the seventh day, when King Xerxes was in high spirits4 from wine,5 he commanded the seven eunuchs who served him--Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona,6 Bigtha, Abagtha, Zethar and Carcas--