King & Country Soldiers AE101 Cleopatra's Sedan Chair Set
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King & Country Soldiers AE101 Cleopatra's Sedan Chair Set. This being the third rendition of this Egyptian Queen by King & Country it portrays the lady in a typically regal pose perched on her Sedan Chair which is again being carried by 4 Nubian slaves.
Cleopatra's sedan chair, a luxurious mode of transport in ancient times, was an elegant and ornate chair designed for the comfort of royalty and noble figures. Sedan chairs, also known as lectica or gestatoria, were widely used in various cultures, including ancient Egypt.
Historical records suggest that Cleopatra, the famed Queen of Egypt, utilized sedan chairs to move around the royal palaces and cities. These portable thrones were carried by servants or slaves, allowing Cleopatra to travel without the constraints of walking, especially in public or ceremonial settings.
The design of Cleopatra's sedan chair likely reflected the opulence of her reign, adorned with intricate carvings, precious metals, and lavish fabrics. While specific details about Cleopatra's sedan chair are scarce, its existence symbolizes the wealth and grandeur of ancient Egyptian royalty.
Although sedans chairs were prevalent in ancient times, they gradually fell out of use with the advent of more advanced modes of transportation. Nevertheless, the legacy of Cleopatra's sedan chair endures as a testament to the extravagant lifestyle of one of history's most legendary figures.
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