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.

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