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A curule chair, called a sella curulis in Ancient Rome, was a status symbol reserved exclusively for Roman magistrates who held imperium (therefore, they were curule magistrates).

The chair was beautifully and elaborately carved from ivory, had low arms, no back, and two legs which crossed in the shape of an X, so that the chair could be folded and easily transported.

Many ancient sculptures and other artistic representations of ancient Romans show them seated on their curule chair.

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