Inspired by the Mallory & Tennyson poems and the tales of Arthur, my faithful (Lego) rendition of the scene. A composite of four images superimposed and edited in Photoshop.
The story goes that after the battle of Camlann, as Arthur lay dying, he ordered Bedevere to throw his sword Excalibur into the lake. Bedevere tried to hide the sword to preserve it, but each time Arthur saw through his account of what happened. Finally he threw the sword out into the lake, whereupon an arm, clothed in white samite, rose from the waters and caught Excalibur before drawing it under. The lady of the lake (Nimue) had reclaimed her gift to Arthur.
Oh, and the boat is carrying the “four queens” who arrive to collect Arthur’s body and take it off to Avalon.