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A throne is the seat of state of a potentate or
dignitary {{Short pages monitor * The Throne of Solomon


Europe

* The Throne of Apollo in
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* St. Edward's Chair in Westminster Abbey, London, where British monarchs are crowned. It at one time contained the Stone of Scone (also called the Stone of Destiny) upon which the Kings of Scotland were crowned * Chairing of the Bard in Wales is an ancient ceremonial procedure which dates back to at least 1176, in which the winning poet is chaired Prifardd, Y Prifardd (The Chief Bard) at the Eisteddfod, National Eisteddfod * Chair of St Augustine in Canterbury Cathedral, where Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishops of Canterbury are inaugurated * The Aachen Throne, Throne of Charlemagne in the Aachen Cathedral, cathedral at Aachen, Germany * The Imperial Throne of Goslar, Imperial Throne of the medieval German kings and emperors in Goslar, Germany. * The Throne of the King of Aragon, Valencia, Majorca, Sardinia, Corsica and Sicilia and Count of Barcelona Martin of Aragon, Martin I the Elder. * The Ivory Throne of Ivan the Terrible * The papal ''
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'' * Throne Chair of Denmark * The Silver Throne in Stockholm Palace, Sweden, on which Swedish monarchs were crowned.


Africa

* the Golden Throne of pharaoh Tutankhamun * the Golden Stool of the Ashanti Empire * the Throne of David of the
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s of Ethiopia * the Nigerian chieftaincy, Chieftaincy Stools of List of Nigerian traditional states, Nigeria


Asia

*
Dragon Throne The Dragon Throne () is the throne of the Emperor of China. As the dragon was the emblem of Mandate of Heaven, divine Emperor, imperial power, the throne of the Emperor was known as the Dragon Throne. The term can refer to very specific seating, as ...
of the Table of Chinese monarchs, Emperors of China * Imperial Throne of Vietnam, Golden Throne of the List of monarchs of Vietnam, Emperors of Vietnam * Chrysanthemum Throne of the List of Emperors of Japan, Emperors of Japan (:ja:高御座) * the Phoenix Throne of the List of monarchs of Korea, Kings of Korea * the Lion Throne of the Dalai Lama of Tibet * the Lion Throne of Sikkim * the The Lion Throne of Myanmar, Lion Throne of konbaung of Burma,(Myanmar) * the Lotus Throne of Konbaung of Burma * the Bumblebee Throne of Konbaung of Burma * the Hamsa Throne of Konbaung of Burma * the Deer Throne of Konbaung of Burma * the Elephant Throne of Konbaung of Burma * the Conch Throne of Konbaung of Burma * the Stone throne of King Kasyapa from Sri Lanka]

from the 5th century citadel of Sigiri * the Stone throne of King Nissankamalla from Sri Lanka]

from the 12th century Polonnaruwa kingdom * the Kandian Throne of the Kingdom of Kandy and the Dominion of Ceylon * the
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of the Mughal Empire, Mughal
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Emperor
s of India * the Marble Throne and Sun Throne of the Persian Empire, Persian Shahs * the Peacock Throne of Korea * the Peacock Throne at Montchobo, then at Inwa, Ava, ancient capitals of Burma * the Saridhaleys "ivory throne" and the sighsana "lion throne" of the Maldives sultanate * the Sandalwood throne at Bikaner Fort * Maharaja Ranjit Singh's throne * The TUPOU THRONE of the Kingdom of Tonga (Polynesian island country) * the Golden Throne (Mysore), Golden Throne in Mysore India * the Merlion Throne of Singapore


In popular culture


A Song of Ice and Fire / Game of Thrones

* Iron Throne (A Song of Ice and Fire), The Iron Throne * The Salt Throne


Fantasy

* Ember Throne of Vulcanius * Wave Throne of Great Waterton * Airean Throne of Skyreland Warhammer 40,000 *Warhammer 40,000#The Imperium of Man, The Golden Throne *Skull Throne of Khorne (shared with Warhammer Fantasy (setting), Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer Age of Sigmar)


Image gallery

File:Lion throne, Mandalay Palace.jpg, Lion throne, Mandalay Palace File:Lily Throne Hall closeup, Mandalay Palace.jpg, Lily Throne Hall closeup, Mandalay Palace File:Lily Throne, Mandalay Palace.jpg, Lily Throne, Mandalay Palace File:Queen Supayalat and King Thibaw.jpg, Queen Supayalat and King Thibaw File:Saya Chone's "Royal Audience".png, Saya Chone's "Royal Audience" File:Forbiddencitythroneroom01.jpg, Throne of Ming Dynasty, Ming and Qing Dynasty, Qing emperors, Forbidden City of China File:Throne of Sweden 1982.jpg, Christina, Queen of Sweden, Queen Christina's Silver Throne, the Royal Throne of Sweden File:SanktEdvardsstol westminster.jpg, King Edward's Chair, Westminster Abbey, England File:Hofmobiliendepot - Thronsessel von Kaiser Franz Joseph I.jpg, Throne of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria File:Thronsaal, Residenz München.jpg, Throne of the Bavarian King, Munich File:Profile portrait of Catherine II by Fedor Rokotov (1763, Tretyakov gallery).jpg, Imperial throne of Catherine the Great File:Throne of Napoleon, in the throne room of Fontainebleau Palace.jpg, Throne of Emperor Napoleon I, dating from 1808, in the throne room at the Palace of Fontainebleau File:The Throne of Kandyan Kings.jpg, Throne of Kandyan Sinhalese people, Sinhalese Monarchs. File:Debret31.jpg, Throne of the List of monarchs of Brazil, Emperor of Brazil, Pedro I of Brazil, Pedro I File:Gau Peter the Great (Small Throne) Room 1863.jpg, Imperial throne of Peter I The Great File:Naderi throne.jpg, Naderi Throne of Persia, Iranian Crown Jewels, Crown Jewels Museum, Tehran File:Ivane marmar (16).JPG, Marble Throne of Persia, Golestan Palace, Tehran File:Palacio-real-de-madrid-sala-de-tronos.jpg, Thrones of the king and queen of Spain, Madrid File:Zamek Królewski w Warszawie - 05.jpg, Throne of King Stanisław August Poniatowski, Royal Castle, Warsaw File:Open Monumenten Dag 2010 (4983870910).jpg, Throne of the monarch of the Netherlands in the Ridderzaal File:Imperial Throne of Shishinden in Kyoto Imperial Palace.jpg, Imperial throne used for the Enthronement of the Japanese Emperor File:SanGiovanniChiostro2.JPG, Throne of the pope, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome File:Roma-san giovanni03.jpg, Throne of the pope, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome File:Honorius3.JPG, Throne of Pope Honorius III File:Pintoricchio 015.jpg, Throne of Pope Pius II (Enea Silvio Piccolomini) File:Canterburycathedralthrone.jpg, The Chair of St Augustine in Canterbury Cathedral, England File:Seoul Gyeongbokgung Throne.jpg, The Phoenix Throne of the King of Joseon in Gyeongbokgung, South Korea File:Bên trong điện Thái Hòa(1).jpg, The Throne in the Hall of Supreme Harmony, Imperial City, Huế, Vietnam File:Coronation Chair Denmark (King).jpg, The Danish throne with narwhal tusks


See also

* Al-Baqara 255 * Enthronement * Speech from the throne * Throne room * List of chairs


Other uses

* In music, the stool used to sit behind a drum kit is often called a throne. * In religion, a niche in an altar piece for displaying the Holy Sacrament is called a throne. * In slang, a common sit-down toilet is also called a throne, or more formally the 'porcelain throne'. * One of the Angel choirs is an order called
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or 'Thrones', said to carry God's heavenly throne — other choir names expressing power in secular terms include Powers, Principalities, Dominions


Sources and references

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