seat of judgment

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On reaching the building, which had proved alike the seat of judgment and the place of execution, the young man found that the excitement had already subsided.
Slowly the long line of derelicts, of birds of prey, of sorry, weak failures, passed before the seat of judgment.
The sculptures in the main room further developed this principle of mimicry: The rather austere arrangement was composed of various chairs (including an armchair ominously titled Seat of Judgment, 2008) as well as a table, a piano, and two vitrines.