Anknesenamun

Treasures of Ancient Egypt Day 16: the golden throne

Throughout history and throughout the world, could there be any greater symbol of power and dominion than a golden throne? This one belonging to Tutankhamun is eye-wateringly beautiful, covered not only with gold leaf but also silver and semi-precious stones.

The picture on the back panel shows the young pharaoh being anointed with perfume by his wife Anknesenamun. The legs of the chair have lion’s heads and paws.

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Stephen Davies

Children's author: picture books, chapter books and YA novels

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