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Throne
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I. Ancient Orient and Egypt

Ceremonially decorated piece of furniture for gods and rulers to sit on, with a high back and often with arm-rests. The sides were often shaped as animals or animal protomae; the legs were often worked in the shape of animal legs. Apart from a few fragments in stone, most thrones were probably made of wood and hence in the area of the Near East have not been preserved, but are known from numerous depiction…

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Nissen, Hans Jörg (Berlin), Niemeyer, Hans Georg (Hamburg) and Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Throne”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1212470>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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