The iron throne that reigned our minds throughout the Game of Thrones, would be no challenge for the Ceremonial Throne of Tutankhamen. It would be rendered a fickle fantasy of TV producers if they were somehow were faced with this gigantic ancient Ceremonial Throne of Tutankhamensymbolising authority, in an ancient civilisation that exemplified authorising such powers reigning over no lesser than 200,000. The olden civilisation of Egypt, of which Tutankhamen was a pharaoh of, boasted such glitters and glory alongside the blood and sweat of the slaves, who would build the holy tombs that now hides such wonders.
The throne that we speak of, is the ceremonial Throne of Tutankhamen, chairs and thrones in Ancient Egypt, like many eastern countries,was considered a mark of authority, of power. The ancient prestige of the Egyptian Empire would often reside in totem poles of power, that Pharaohs would reign upon.There were altogether six chairs that were found buried inside the tomb of Tutankhamen. These chairs were scattered all over the Antechamber as well as the Annexe. The ceremonial throne was exceptionally decorated, among its equally gorgeous competitors, and is considered to be one of the masterpieces that King Tutankhamen’s treasure trove boasts of. It was found in one of the rooms in the tomb called the “Annexe,” tied up with strips of linen.
It was made in a particular form of a folding stool, there was a back-rest added to its design. The throne boasts of a carved wooden seat, inlaid with ivory and ebony. The throne was colouredusing pigments that imitated leopard skins. The legs of the throne showcase inlay of duck-heads. The legs are connected with a sizeable part of an openwork Sema-tawi symbol that represents the idea of unification of the Two Lands. One part of the symbol, which was known to have been covered in gold foil is supposedly stolen by robbers.
Originally, the ceremonial throne was planned to by a folding stool. Apparently, the plan did not come to fruition, so the back-rest was added to the work and all the decorative pieces along with it. The throne is primarily made out of ebony covered with gold leaf. It features richly inlaid works of ivory, faience, coloured glass, and semi-precious stones. The glorious backrest is made of wood and is then covered with gold foil. Inlays of semi-precious stones and coloured glass decorates the back as it does to the legs. It carries the design of the vulture goddess. She appears in the design to be outspread her wings, protecting the names of the king. The ceremonial throne is believed to be made during the early reign of Tutankhamen. The name that is written in the royal cartouche reads as ‘Tutankhaten’.