Terra-cotta statue from Granmichele
c. 470 B.C.
Museum of Syracuse
The dignified thrones are for gods, heroes, and important people. Influenced by the Egyptian throne, the Greek throne develops many variations over the years. They have animal legs, turned legs, and rectangular legs. This example has a straight back, an arm-rail with a knob, and lion-paw feet. (see also C. 52 and C.53 in the Theatre of Dionysus.)