The death of the bull, when the iron penetrates into the nuptial ring,
is that of the black ambassador of the white lady, who once again is
defrauded of her mysterious wedding with the man who wishes it and
dreads it. The funeral quadriga carries off this ambassador with his
bouquet of banderillas, whilst the bridegroom remains alone on the place of
the sacrifice. That is why he wears mourning in the garb of satin and gold.