curule chair

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curule chair

n.
A seat with heavy curved legs and no back, reserved for the use of the highest officials in ancient Rome. Also called curule seat.

curule chair

n
(Historical Terms) an upholstered folding seat with curved legs used by the highest civil officials of ancient Rome

cu′rule chair`


n.
(in ancient Rome) a folding seat with curved legs, used as a chair of state by higher magistrates.
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Su evolucion puede trazarse desde Egipto hasta Grecia y Roma, donde la llamada sella curulis se adopto en el tribunal romano durante el periodo de la Republica.
Known from antiquity as the sella curulis, this faldstool was the royal coronation throne for the kings of France during the Capetian period.
The meaning of the sella curulis as a symbol of authority may also explain why, in the composition of Samuel before Eli in the upper register, Eli is shown seated upon the same faldstool.