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Queen of Sheba by Jozef-Szekeres Queen of Sheba by Jozef-Szekeres
The Queen of Sheba lounges with her family of large cats. She is Queen over the King of the beasts, and protected by his female. The cub is given the wide leash to be irreverent and childish as he chews on one of the Queens golden bangles. Her wealth is such that she can loose such a treasure without a second thought if it makes her cub happy. She lounges on a red weaved heavy material with patterns of camels on it that represent her power in her trade and travels. She has large lotus blossoms nearby, one of which she took to King Solomon to test his famed wisdom.


Art by Jozef Szekeres, Copyright belongs to Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Limited.
Used with Permission.
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Given 2006-07-11
The Queen of Sheba definately seems to live up to her title by radiating power and sexuality in ~Elf-Fin's well rendered and very detailed piece... and who couldn't fall in love with that hungry little cub? ( Suggested by hottgermanchick and Featured by MidnightExigent )

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4dojo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2018
this is a cool idea of what she may have looked like
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I was heavily inspired by "The Visit: Queen of Sheba to King Solomon", by English painter Sir Edward Poynter, which is owned by the New South Wales art gallery in Sydney Australia. I'd seen this enormous painting many times growing up, and has been my favourite painting at the gallery to revisit. When tasked with portraying The Queen of Sheba... this painting was my anchor Poynter. 😋
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4dojo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018
It is one of the more unrated bible stories.
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Packless1 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
Fun-fact: There's a cat-food-brand here in Germany named 'Sheeba' :D (Big Grin) (hope the lions don't read this text now... =P (Razz) )
Thumbs Up Wonderful picture...!!! Winner

b.t.w.
The cub chewing on the bracelet is hilarious... Clap  (seems to be VERY hungry... :D (Big Grin) )
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm sure it's related in some way to the story of The Queen of Sheba. I may be wrong, but I think there is some reference that she did have big cats.
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fun info.

I'm sure the cub is gnawing just for fun, like kittens play and chew, for no other reason then to be active, or hyperactive. :-)
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samtriller Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Student General Artist
great realisation like
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. 😃
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :-)
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rosavin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Gourgeous!
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. 😊
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so very much.
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driftas Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Oh wow this is god work here ..yeah i use 'god'
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, driftas. I had my inspirational Poynter.
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much.
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Moonlessnite Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
I love this artwork showing how close the queen is to animals. You can see the animal in her and the human in these animals.
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Moonlessnite.
She is certainly the alpha of her pride.
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I guess they all share regal pride. ;-)
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goodfebruarian Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Dat Cub : Om Nom Nom Nom
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Totally. ;-)
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FemFantasy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much! :D
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:iconjozef-szekeres:
Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thank you.
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FemFantasy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this so much~! LOL
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ok, I admit... Me too... hehehe
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matthewbroderick93 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
WHITEYYYYYYY
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missNASA Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Student Interface Designer
i like the lion =3
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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missNASA Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Interface Designer
u wellcome
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atomiccatz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
The level of detail in this piece is astounding! The shading, the composition, everything blends so beautifully together, almost as beautiful as Sheba herself. Great job on getting a DD! You DEFINATLY deserved it on this masterpiece. :love: :clap:
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow, thanks so very much.
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atomiccatz Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
No problem, keep up the great work. :hug:
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erarosaimmortal21 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
This is just breathtaking. It is such a beautiful art piece, you have such talent. I really like the description, she looks like a true Queen of Sheba indeed. =D
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much.
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erarosaimmortal21 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
You're welcome.:)
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ningishzidda Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
She was black according to everything I've heard anthropologists say...
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
We obviously sourced different reference.
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AniMagix101 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017
She's from Ethiopia. How is there even a confusion there?
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InGodzHandz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wonder what she was like in real life.
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Like a Queen, I suspect.
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bellanova47 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Can I use this pic for my fb cover photo?
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm sorry, but no.

However, you are welcome to Tag it from my own Facebook page.
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InGodzHandz Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, yeah, duh!
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
There is a recent series that I've watched that has an episode devoted to The Queen of Sheba. Look it up, you might get more information on who she was, and how she was, as a queen.

BBC. In Search of Myths and Heroes.
1of4.The Queen of Sheba
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InGodzHandz Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I watched it earlier this week. I thought it was good. Do you really believe all that stuff about being Solomon's lover though? I know he was a womanizer, but it's not in the Bible.
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MyMercifulAzrael Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture! :) Always liked the story of her and Solomon.
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Me too.
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OlenKukka Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
whoa... That's a lot of grapes :o
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Jozef-Szekeres Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The Queen is HUNGRY. ;-)
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