Sunday, June 14, 2009

Mark's Throne

The "throne of Mark" is the patriarchal throne of the Coptic popes. This web page has a number of photos of the throne. It is clearly a representation of the cherubim throne from the vision of Ezekiel, with a lion, bull, eagle and man panel, and many other temple motifs. Artistically it seems to date from the early medieval period of Coptic art.

Stephan Huller's book, The Real Messiah is a highly speculative interpretation of the this throne as a proto-messianic coded symbol.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Apparently Huller has a number of blogs. The one with the most information on it is Some of his ideas are 'out there.' Others are well thought out and quite interesting.

Just thought I'd pass that along.