sedia gestatoria

[sedia gestatoria] A portable papal throne, consisting of an ornamented, silk-covered armchair fastened on a suppedaneum (foot-rest), with rings through which rods are passed, by which red-uniformed footmen may carry it. Used at the coronation of a new pope and other solemn entries, though since Pope John Paul I it is not longer borne by the footmen.

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