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I. Ancient Near East and Old Testament

A symbol of lordship (of humans or gods [Insignia] found in pictorial art and literary sources of the Ancient Near East and Egypt (less often as an archeological discovery). Portable thrones enable mobility. The earliest evidence of a throne from Çatal Hüyük shows the neolithic mother-god on a Felide throne. Egyptian throne-forms …

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Berlejung, Angelika and Zangenberg, Jürgen, “Throne”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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