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  Iranian National -Royal- Jewels
Chair-like thrones like this were used in ancient Iran by Achaemenid dynasty in the 5th century BC, as well as the 17th century Safavid dynasty.
The height of the throne is approximately 225 cm.
Among the 26,733 jewels covering the throne, there are four very large spinels on the backrest, the largest of which is 65 cts.; there are also four very large emeralds on the backrest too, the largest of which is approximately 225 cts.
www.iranchamber.com /museum/royal_jewels/national_iranian_jewels08.php   (666 words)

  Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Peacock Throne, called Takht-e-Tavous (Persian: تخت طاووس) in Persian, is the name originally of a Mughal throne, later used to describe the thrones of the Persian emperors from Nader Shah Afshari to Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi.
After Nader Shah was assassinated in 1747, the original Peacock Throne was destroyed in the chaos that ensued.
Another Iranian throne, built in 1836 for Mohammad Shah Qajar, is also called the Peacock Throne.
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  Tourism of India - Holiday Ideas
Shahjahan's official biographer noted the commissioning of the throne in 1634 saying, 'In the course of years, many valuable gems had come into the imperial jewel-house, each one of which might serve as an ear-drop for Venus, or would adorn the girdle of the Sun.
Upon the accession of the emperor, it occurred to his mind that…..the acquisition of such rare jewels….can only render one service, that of adorning the throne of empire'.
When Shahjahan moved court to Delhi, he took his showy throne with him and when the rapacious Nadir Shah tore into the city in 1739, he carted it off to Persia.
www.tourismofindia.com /hiwhh/peacockthrone.htm   (165 words)

 About the Peacock Throne of the Mogul Emperors
the Peacock Throne was ornamented with a gold peacock whose outspread tail was made of precious gems and whose body was studded with stones.
This stone we have so named because it formed a conspicuous feature of the magnificent throne of the Mogul emperors, the gems of which were yearly weighed, and the result carefully noted.
On either side of the peacock, and at about the same height, there stood two bouquets, the flowers of which were of enamelled gold and precious stones.
www.jjkent.com /articles/peacock-throne-jewels.htm   (359 words)

  Throne   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A throne is the official chair or seat upon which a monarch is seated on state or ceremonial occasions.
On the Indian subcontinent, the term gadi was reserved for the throne of a Hindu princely state 's ruler, while their Muslim colleagues throned on a '''musnaid''', even though both were in the shape of a divan.
the Saridhaleys 'ivory throne' and the '''sighsana''' 'lion throne' of the Maldives sultanate
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 Throne at AllExperts
The thrones for The Queen of Canada, and the Duke of Edinburgh in the Canadian Senate, Ottawa are usually occupied by the Governor General and his/her spouse at the annual State Opening of Parliament.
The throne of the Emperor of China was seen as the center of the world, and the series of gates and passages a visitor to the Forbidden City needed to pass before reaching the emperor was intended to awe.
* the Saridhaleys 'ivory throne' and the sighsana 'lion throne' of the Maldives sultanate
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 Courtly Lives - Peacocks in Heraldry and Lore
Pheasants, peafowl, argus pheasants, peacock pheasants, and jungle fowl (ancestor of the domestic chicken) are all related.
Two peacocks drinking from a chalice symbolizes rebirth and angels are often depicted with four wings of peacock feathers.
The peacock is the bird of Krishna and he wore peacock feathers in his hair.
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  Throne: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Thrones were since then directly associated with royal power and are still used in phrases as "to ascend the throne" and "to be seated upon the throne"
The throne upon which the Pope is seated is known as the Holy See of Saint Peter (cathedra Sancti Petri).
The throne of Charlemagne in the dome of Aachen,Germany.
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Unusual peacocks are the Argus pheasant, with eyelike spots on its secondary flight feathers, and the white peacock, thought to be a mutation of the common peafowl.
The peacock figures in the Bible and in Greek and Roman myth, where it appears as the favorite bird of the goddess Hera, or Juno, and the bird was known to the pharaohs of Egypt and to 14th-century Europe, where it was roasted and served in its own plumage.
The crown of peacock's feathers leads to a further revelation: that it is the music of the heart which can be expressed through the head; it is the knowledge of the head and the love of the heart that together fully express the divine message.
www.crystalinks.com /peacocks.html   (2825 words)

 Travel To Myanmar .com
This throne with the "deer" motif on the pedestal is made of the wood of a species of the fig tree, usually found near watercourses.
This throne is made from the wood of the Thingan or rock dammar tree and is decorated with the stylised figure of a Brahminy duck.
This throne is made of the wood of the "Sagar" (champak) tree and the pedestal is adorned with the elephant motif.
www.traveltomyanmar.com /thrones.htm   (689 words)

 THRONE - Online Information article about THRONE
The throne itself was of gold enriched excite the enmity of the imprudent gardener who leaves his with jewels.
canopy of every throne is lowered, with the exception of that occupied by the new pontiff.
Roman nobles contained—and still in some cases contain—a throne for use in the event of a visit from the pope.
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 The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum - Article
The throne was to be three yards in length, two-and-a-half in breadth and five in height and was to be set with the above mentioned jewels.
On the top of each pillar there were to be two peacocks, thick-set with gems and between each two peacocks a tree set with rubies and diamonds, emeralds and pearls.
In the ensuing melee, the costliest treasure in history, the Peacock Throne, was demolished by the tribesmen and the jewels taken away to hideouts all over the Middle-East.
www.tribuneindia.com /2000/20000130/spectrum/main7.htm   (811 words)

 The Sunday Tribune - Books
This is a book that narrates the story of a throne, its idea, its making, the jewels it was studded with, the place where it was kept and its importance to the one who sat on it.
The Peacock Throne was to witness the most turbulent period of the Mughal empire and Swamy tells this story with the finesse.
The Peacock Throne may have dwarfed the Taj in magnificence had not dwarves been ruling the country in the years that followed the Mughal period.
www.tribuneindia.com /2004/20040905/spectrum/book3.htm   (575 words)

 Superstitions About the Peacock and Their Feathers/ GlobalPsychics.com
The peacock is considered to be a bird of protection and safe guarding.
In Java, the peacock was associated with the Devil.
The myth is that the peacock "has angels' feathers, a devil's voice, and the walk of a thief." It is the mount of Sarasvati, goddess of wisdom and learning.
globalpsychics.com /amusing-you/superstition/peacock.shtml   (663 words)

At the foot of the throne were assembled all the Omrahs in splendid apparel upon an estrade surrounded by a silver railing and covered by a spacious canopy of brocade with deep fringes of gold.
The principal throne, which is placed in the hall of the first court, is nearly of the form and size of our camp-beds; that is to say, it is about 6 feet long and 4 feet wide.
On the side of the throne which is opposite the court there is to be seen a jewel consisting of a diamond of from 80 to 90 carats weight, with rubies and emeralds round it, and when the King is seated he has this jewel in full view.
www.columbia.edu /itc/mealac/pritchett/00routesdata/1600_1699/shahjahanabad/divanekhasearly/divanekhasearly.html   (1424 words)

 The Peacock Throne by Sujit Saraf from Foyles Bookshop, London.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Peacock Throne by Sujit Saraf from Foyles Bookshop, London.
Irreverent, farcical and as enlightening as it is entertaining, THE PEACOCK THRONE is a novel of breathtaking scope and reach, which looks deep into the heart of human nature and into the soul of modern India.
If you liked The Peacock Throne, the titles below are the StoryCode recommendations for it based on matches with its genre, characterisation, plot, setting and atmosphere.
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 Iran - Questions, Answers, Fun Facts, Information
Mohammed Reza Shah ascended the Peacock Throne in 1941 on the abdication of his father, Reza Shah, and was deposed by the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
The Peacock Throne was brought to Persia by Nadir Shah in 1739 after he had sacked Delhi.
The Dragon Throne was the throne of Imperial China and the Lily Throne was one of the thrones of the Burmese kings.
www.funtrivia.com /en/Geography/Iran-6494.html   (1018 words)

 New Delhi: Magnificient!: ThingsAsian
The Peacock Throne is a fabulous gold chair that has been sat on by the Iran monarchy since the days of Nadir Shah.
A jeweled ornamental peacock on the top of the throne is made from blue sapphires, gold inlays, a arge ruby and a 50 carat pearl.
This is the same Peacock Throne taken by Nadir Shah to Iran when he attacked Delhi during the later stages of the Mughal Empire.
www.thingsasian.com /stories-photos/3075   (1752 words)

 Amazing IRAN - The Sun Throne of Iran - Worldisround photo
During the reign of Fathali Shah and by his order, a great throne was made under the supervision of Nezamoldoleh Mohammad Hossein Khan Sadr Isfahani, the governor of Isfahan, using gold and loose stones from the treasury.
As a motif of the sun, encrusted with jewels, was used on the top of the throne, it became known as the Sun Throne.
The throne was later called the Peacock Throne, after Fathali Shah's marriage to Tavous Khanoum Tajodoleh who was known as Lady Peacock because her first name, Tavous, is the Persian word for a peacock.
www.worldisround.com /articles/73022/photo658.html   (338 words)

 Peacock Throne - HighBeam Encyclopedia
EXOTIC SOAP FROM THE PEACOCK THRONE In the gilded palaces of Iran, royal life is stirring again.
Pretenders to the peacock throne; In these grey days of conformity, the dandy has all but disappeared, but a new book aims to reverse this trend, reports Peter Elson.(Features)
75 peacock players: Variety compiled this list of 75 influential people in NBC history by talking to writers, critics, execs, talent and industry watchers.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-X-PeacockT.html   (442 words)

 MFA-The Golden Cradle in the Topkap² Palace
This throne, known for years as the Throne of Shah Ismail, is nothing less than the Peacock Throne sent in 1747 as a gift from Nadir Shah to the Ottoman Sultan Mahmud I. It is only in recent years that serious research has been conducted on the documents related to the throne.
Thus it has become clear that this throne, which was previously thought to have been taken by Sultan Selim the Grim from Shah Ismail during the course of the Battle of Caldiran, in fact belonged to Nadir Shah, and was brought to the Treasury in 1758.
The entire surface of the throne is covered with gold, with a red and green enamel wash and decorated with rubies, emeralds, and pearls.
www.ee.bilkent.edu.tr /~history/Ext/cradle_20.html   (1558 words)

 Myanmar Thrones
It also expalned how a particular thing in the palace (for instance a throne) was made, why is was made and for what purpose it was made.
The Lion Throne of the Lhuttaw is occassionally used by the king when he attends a Lhuttaw meting to pass an important decision.
The Peacock (Marura, Peacock) Throne, located in the Northern Gatehouse where the king attends in person to receive the gifts of the fine horse or elephant.
www.myat.50megs.com /articles/thrones.htm   (846 words)

 India Discussion Forum - Indian History, Culture, Politics, News, Strategic Security, Hinduism. -> Indian History - 2   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is no definite information about the throne and it is believed that because of its immense size, huge weight and the consequent problems to carry it, it was dismantled and the pieces were utilised to compensate the huge war expenses.
The Peacock Throne, literally symbolising the seat of power, was a mute spectator to a variety of events, high and low, before it was carried away by Nadir Shah.
He initially refused to part with his jewels and the Peacock Throne but a year later was forced yield for the coronation of Aurangzeb.
www.india-forum.com /forums/index.php?act=findpost&pid=40200   (10251 words)

 Asia Food Features
The underside of the throne was covered with pearls and diamonds, and the canopy was framed with a fringe of pearls.
A peacock rose above the canopy, its gold body inlaid with a variety of precious stones, its tail composed predominantly of blue sapphires.
I saw the remains of the Peacock Throne when on a visit to Teheran to research the Indo-Persian links in Moghul cooking and was equally struck by its magnificence.
www.asiafood.org /moghul_his_5.cfm   (287 words)

 The Mughals: The Three Great Emperors
In the middle of the city he built a magnificent palace for himself itself contained within the Red Fort (so called because it was made of red sandstone), which housed the palace as well as all the buildings associated with imperial administration.
He built for himself an extravagant throne, the Peacock Throne, all in gold and covered in rare jewels.
Western historians estimate that the throne was built at an expense of over five million dollars.
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 The Peacock Throne   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Our throne, which presently stands in Gulistan Palace was first called the Sun Throne, and then named again after one of its creator's favorites whose name was Tavous Khanoum...or...Lady Peacock.
The creator of the throne, by the way, was Fath-Ali Shah...for those of you who are sticklers for detail.
The entire throne is covered with a sheet of gold...then enameled and encrusted with precious stones, rubies and emeralds being the most abundant.
www.tyler-adam.com /89.html   (470 words)

 Book Reviews - The Peacock Throne by Sujit Saraf
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The Peacock Throne begins with the assassination of Indira Ghandi in 1984 and is set in Chandni Chowk, the famous market in the center of Old Delhi, India.
Sujit Saraf's novel has received mostly positive reviews with the New Statesman saying, "it is one of the best novels I have read this year."
www.reviewsofbooks.com /peacock_throne   (175 words)

 Ploughshares, the literary journal
Usually, Peacock Throne threw me a cursory smile when she left, the smile of a princess to a subject.
Peacock Throne just kept walking, leaving the waiting room and heading outside, the front door clicking quietly shut behind her.
Peacock Throne arrived, and to my surprise she smiled warmly at me, so I smiled back.
www.pshares.org /issues/article.cfm?prmArticleid=4494   (3401 words)

 June 16 2000
He was the mastermind of the CIA coup that put the Shah of Iran back on his Peacock Throne in 1953.
I OWE my throne to God, my people, my army - and to you," sobbed a grateful Shah of Iran to Kermit Roosevelt in August 1953, after the CIA-backed coup which overthrew the country's independently-minded Prime Minister, Muhammad Mossadeq, and restored the Shah to the Peacock Throne.
The background to the crisis was Iran's substantial oil reserves, which in the early 1950s - like the Suez Canal in Egypt not so long afterwards - were becoming a focus for nationalist sentiment.
www.newsmakingnews.com /roosevelt,kermit.htm   (952 words)

 Dream Ink: The Peacock Throne
In a scene set in Red Fort's Divan-i-Khas, Ramvilas, a political go-between of Chandani Chowk's seths, describes the Peacock Throne to Gita, a Nepali prosititute of GB Road, his beloved: "That is where the Peacock Throne stood.
To the credit of Sujit Saraf, The Peacock Throne is the acknowledgement of an India, a vast swathe of its billion plus people, who believe that a proud Hindu India should come out of the poisonous penumbra of its Mughal, nay Muslim, past and rewrite the fate of this country.
The result was a fanatical Hindu wave that enabled a Hinduvta-oriented party occupy the Peacock Throne for the first time in independent India.
dreamink.blogspot.com /2007/04/peacock-throne.html   (1863 words)

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