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Haraszti-hazi Orsolya of Kingdom of Carpathia by Gambargin Haraszti-hazi Orsolya of Kingdom of Carpathia by Gambargin

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See:Haraszt-Hazi Orsolya of Karpati Kiralysag (Magyar) by Gambargin




A quick conceptual drawing for the Women Warrior in the Historically Wrong Sketch series based on the Magyars and their Legacy of Medieval Hungary, as well as the generalization of the various balkan states in the middle ages. This drawing may not be the most detailed, so please pardon it (along with the rough outline as well). Nevertheless, i would like to credit :iconartlovr59: for the inspiration

One of the reason why I drew this in the first place, is because i was intrigued by the history of the Magyars (or Hungarian in general term). If you have read about the steppe people of Eurasia, you would come across the Magyars, as well as various other tribes such as the Pechenegs, Tatars, Cumans, Kypchaks and the Volga-Bulgars. What is interesting about the Magyars is that, while the other steppe tribes influence were eventually diminished, the Magyars actually managed to build a long lasting Sovereignty over the Carphatian region that has been culturally unique in the Balkans, something that has survived even to this day.

Their legacy was built by Arpad, a legendary king that lead the Magyar Invasion of Carphatia somewhere in the 850s, and successfully established a power basin in the region and eventually became known as Kingdom of Hungary. The Magyars were fierce warriors skilled in horseback-riding and mounted archery, both of which helped them to defeat and spread terrors to the neighboring Balkans and Germans. In their glory days of the early middle ages, Kingdom of Hungary held more territory than that of France, and managed to hold their ground against various incursions. However, their decline started with the rise of the Ottomans who fought over the control of Balkan Region as well as incursions by the Austrians who contested the the Ottoman Sovereignty over Hungary.

In this drawing, Haraszti-hazi Orsolya (Orsolia of House of Haraszti) is depicted as a Magyar Noblewomen in a stylized Magyar dress with mail, as well as a stylized headdress commonly worn by the nobility in Hungary. I'm not entirely sure as to the actual details of the traditional Magyar dress worn during the middle ages, but back then only the richest and the most influential nobles that could afford mail shirt or plated armor, something similar to that worn by the Cumans and Pechenegs. She would have been a trained expert in Mounted Archery, enough to be put along that of the mongols and other steppe mounted warriors.

Maybe related to the other steppe Women Warrior Khanum Sevindik Begotoglu of Steppe Federation by Gambargin

Inspired by the Music: Andreas Waldetoft - www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuDhRo…
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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017
Beautiful and powerful
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Nemesis-Eris Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017  Hobbyist
Árpád Wasn't a king (király). He was a lord (fejedelem). Hungary firts king was I. István, not Árpád. 
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Your artstyle reminds me of a really good better version of the artwork in the Narnia books (original illustrations.) If they made an anime about Narnia, I wish they would hire you.
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Lemniskate Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
#11/12
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Zireael07 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is brilliant!
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Fluidmess Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
its so nicely done,

and I have to say it was multicultural kingdom, when they settled down in our slavic lands, until they started to claim its the other way. And thats a pity, plenty of futile hate and oppression. If one is able to travel in time, he would see true history, something else than we do :(
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Thank you for the compliment.

I must admit, i can see how the original occupants were displaced by the magyars when they invaded the carpathian basin. If i can think of a similar occurrence, it would be like when the Normans invaded England and displaced many of the anglo-saxons population back then.
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fluffypallas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Vrey well done, she is very detailed and is giving the impression of "here comes trouble", in an absolutely positive way :D Have you ever heard of Cecília Rozgonyi? She was quite a tough woman too, she even saved once the life of King Sigismund of Hungary: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cec%C3%A…
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Thank you for that Szilvia, i was afraid you might bicker on the accuracy of the Magyar attires, but i'm glad you like it =P

I have read about Countess Zrínyi IV. Ilona but I have never heard of Cecília Rozgonyi. Booth would really inspire my drawing for the Magyar Women Warrior in the next project, set in the 17th century :D.
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fluffypallas Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
I'm looking forward to that :) As for her attire, actually I don't really know. I can perfectly imagine a Hungarian lady warrior in such clothes, but it depends on highly that from which area she comes from. If she lived at the territory, where the Ottoman Empire held its leverage (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottoman_…, this outfit can be totally accurate, given the influence of Ottoman style. Traditional Hungarian clothing, as wore on the 'puszta', was not that much in use amongst the nobility at that time, or in a quite diluted way, I would presume, but I'm not an expert, this is just an opinion. :)
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joolita Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
Hungary might be my favourite country in Europe, I go there as often as i can. Great wine and perfect food, thank you for giving this culture a female warrior of their own :D
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Thanks! Actually, i was thinking of creating ones for the Wendish people up in the north as well, the Polish and Lithuanians deserve a mention in the history in my opinion!
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joolita Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Well this is my backyard so I'd love to see your take on my history and I have to say that is is in great part in grave need of an alternative version.
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Yeap, she will be included in my other project, Blood and steel! Polish Winged Hussars will be the inspiration :D
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joolita Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
I'm looking forward to that :)
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Schweinebeine Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
hmmm dat bow
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
HAHAHAHAH! That's the best comment for this drawing ever
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BrossUno Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Man, you could also call this the "Awesome Headgear Series" because that hat of hers is great.
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
You really like the headgear don't you? :D

Maybe i should try and draw a sketch dedicated only to the deadgears for all the warrior women!

Kinda like a conceptual study
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BrossUno Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
I love hats and headdresses. Especially traditional ones since they always had some flair or cool design you don't see on modern stuff because it's all been so streamlined and focused more on practicality rather than making a statement.

Like I said before, I'd be happy with just about anything as you do really interesting stuff and plenty of notes to go with it. :)
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BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist
She also likes nice hats apparently.
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Yeap, the hat is nice as well :D
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Thank you :D
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CapturedJoe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
Great work; It's good to see south-eastern European warriors too (I first thought she was Wallachian, BTW).
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Thank you! Indeed, i dont find many of the drawings about the SE europeans, especially the magyars an the like.

I have to admit though, when i was looking through their history, i kinda mixed the attires from the wallachian, because they both looked very similar.
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MistaSilentKiller Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another wonderful piece! :D
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Thank you Zak :)
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