Throne leg

Unknown6th century BCE - 4th century BCE

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

These lion-shaped throne legs are similar to those belonging to the royal thrones of Persian kings. They may have belonged to the throne of the governor of Samaria. Drawing: Persian king seated on a throne, depicted on a relief from Persepolis, 5th century BCE.

Credit: Gift of Ruth Ben-Haim, Jerusalem, in memory of Saul Ben-Haim


  • Title: Throne leg
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 6th century BCE - 4th century BCE
  • Location: Samaria
  • Type: Throne leg
  • Rights: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem / by Meidad Suchowolski
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 36.3 cm, W: 10 cm
  • Curator: Dayagi-Mendels, Michal

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