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Thursday, March 19, 2015
THRONES (Necropolis of Thebes-l8th & 20th Dynasties)
The throne of Tuthmosis IV above left is called a "lion throne"
because of the shape of its legs. This throne is depicted in the
tomb of the royal scribe Haremhab. Other royal symbols appear on
the throne: the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt is symbolized
by the intertwining of its heraldic plants, the lily and the
papyrus. Below are two examples of block thrones. Right, the throne
of Amenophis IV, from the tomb of Ra'mosi, has a characteristic
feather decoration, the heraldic plants, and a backrest in the form
of the vulture goddess Nekhbet. These four royal thrones were found
in private Theban tombs.