Engraved cherubim covered with gold joined blossoms and palmettes on the walls of Solomon’s Temple. Two immense cherubim, measuring about 15 feet tall, are said to have stood side-by-side, with their wings outstretched, in the center of the dvir (1 Kings 6 23–28). Together, their wings spanned the room from wall to wall. Similar winged creatures have been discovered depicted on royal and divine thrones of neighboring people, such as the Phoenicians. The Solomonic cherubim represented the throne of God the king in his residence, his palace. The cherubim watched over the Ark of the Covenant, which lay under their wings. In foreign temples, treaty (covenant) documents were often stored at the foot of divine statues.