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the massive solid horse-shoe shaped and molded back, the interior with low relief carved spreading wings, extending to lion head carved arms contiguous to lion paw feet with foliate collars, contiguous with shaped and molded seat and conforming apron, with wave pattern relief over concave base and volute and foliate carved tablet; the whole raised on contiguous conforming plinth 

19th century – After the first century B.C.E. Model                                                                          

Overall dimensions:  33” wide x 26” deep x 30” high   Seat height: 17”

A similar example can be seen in the Sully Wing of the Louvre as well as the Biel Throne in the British Museum

Provenance: From Michael Taylor Collection, San Francisco


A similar example 'The Biel Throne', from the prohedria of the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, as built by Herodes Attikos between 140 and 143AD, on the proper right side is a relief showing an olive tree and a table on which there rests a Panathenaic amphora, containing an olive spray and three wreaths, beneath the table rest two palm branches, the front legs are in the form of owls and the left side is undercoated (as the throne was designed to be set flush against another of which illustrations survive)


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