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Shajar al-Durr (Arabic: شجر الدر, "Strings of Pearls") was the widow of the Ayyubid Sultan as-Salih Ayyub who played a crucial role after his death during the Seventh Crusade against Egypt (1249-1250). She was regarded by Muslim historians and chroniclers of the Mamluk time as being of Turkic origin She became the Sultana of Egypt on May 2, 1250, marking the end of the Ayyubid reign and the starting of the Mamluk era.

This is a ooooold work, around a year ago :)
photoshop CS/bamboo/arround 6 hours/ music: Dark chest of wonders-Nightwish

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Today I left the hospital so I´m very happy, thanks for all your comments and also for the notes, but specially, thanks for your support in this difficult time :) i gonna resting at home sometime, so is a great time with the family.... Thanks guys!
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Reaper1998 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
cool
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grisador Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
Amazing !
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Asdruabel Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Student General Artist
I am... not sure if a queen regnant, especially a Muslim queen regnant, would dress like this.
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grisador Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015
Turkic people were muslims but not very Muslim enough wear hijab at those times
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canyilmaz1234 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
So shes turkish because turkic
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grisador Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
True; Mamluk were Turkic/Turkified afterall 
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canyilmaz1234 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
Ohhhhh okay thank you very much
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grisador Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
You're very welcome :)
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canyilmaz1234 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
So shes turkish because of turkic origin
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grisador Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2016
İndeed
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Asdruabel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015  Student General Artist
Forget the hijab, look at her bikini!
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grisador Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2015
EXACTLY !! MUCH MORE BETTER THAN COVERING ! :D
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Asdruabel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Not that I would not want my queen to dress like that, but I imagine the clergy at the time would have objected if she had worn this bikini.
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grisador Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
Maybe the clergy would be not very good; but many people surely follow her orders :3
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cancerberus97 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
a que la ver....

tenias que ser tu genzoman!me entere de esta mujer hoy y decidi buscar su imagen  aqui en deviant art, pero no me imagine que el primer resultado serias tu!

gracias! 
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TLadyJessica Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very hot! And not just because this is set in a desert with awesome pyramids and stuff either... that woman is absolutely sexy as all heck. This may not be the most historically accurate depiction of a historical personage ever, but it does convey a nice degree of exotic sensuality and warrior ferocity. This girl's a regular tiger, I can tell that much! Very nicely depicted. Totally going under my favorites. :D
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xXCamper61Xx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
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Gzo78 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Again, nice work, but I wonder whether if there is maybe some...lack of interest in depicting characters of color. I mean don't get me wrong, unless there was clear proof what she looked like, we don't know what she looked like.  Plus the fact that it is YOUR work, you do what the hell you want.  Still, she looks like a Spanish pirate. 
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Shajar al-hurrDurr XD
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DoomMarine58 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
That is not what mamaluks wore, armor should never sacrifice practicality over sex appeal.
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Wolvencheif Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice . . . sword.
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maherartist Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
So Good! Are you know Arabic?
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
"Though I come from a land, from a faraway place, where the caravan camels roam..."
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Fury4Justice Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
I'm rather curious... What had inspired you to draw her as a female warrior, rather than the queenly ruler that her historical self was?
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
myth all know think excellent
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Calmingscene Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Your coloring skills are beyond amazing. 5 stars! :)
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mmanara Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
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wonderful
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mmanara Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
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BuddhaKong Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful piece, and even with her not being typically clad, brings about a real sense of mystery. Inspiring art!
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haihailittlebunny Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Great work.....the harmony between the carachter and the background is amazing...amazing character desing and background also.....

Simpli put: amazing job, as always =D
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HInoRYUU Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just saw your feature on ImagineFX! It's amazing, and it gives me hope :D
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ectoborge Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
I love this one
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kaaslave Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
She looks badass! :D
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is excellent! :)
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bloody666eye Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010   Digital Artist
its a name of a tree :)
this woman was the wife of salah al deen al ayooby .
<--- is arab nice work mate :D "fave"
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silent-anton123 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
su historia es muy interesante, era solo una concubina, y se casó con el sultan, dirigió la defensa de egipto contra los franceses y ha sido -creo- la única Sultana reconocida. Cuando le dieron otro maridito para que gobernara, no fue mas que una marioneta de ella, y luego ella lo asesinó en uno de los baños. Luego estalló una revuelta, y fue linchada por las concubinas del palacio.
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darkk0 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
greeeat
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ambonot Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
this is one excellent character design! :jawdrop::omfg::hug:
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Elinewton Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
Absolutely amazing as aways!!
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VictoriAguerrA Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009   Writer
Jaja! I have this card on my wallet. It was a gift from a friend. Another guy got a Sheresai (think it was written like this, right? jaja!).
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FatalJapan Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Nightwish is one of my top bands I like.
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SkrianatheLostSoul Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
She's so beautiful! And yet, I would NOT want to get on her bad side... she looks pretty fierce.
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firstmac Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
awesomeness! love the persian/egyptian theme
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ValkeryMillenia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Work!

Glad to know you're better.
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greyorm Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful, man, beautiful. Definitely one of the best!
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jladigital Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
Her name was Shajarat Al-Durr شجرة الدرّ
But that's a minor typo, however, the artwork is magnificent!
:+fav:!!
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Grim-Squeaker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
great work as always :)
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mjOboe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just read about her in a book called "Four Queens"--she was the one who, at the death of her husband, said to go on with the attack on the french forces and hide the death of the Sultan so the troops wouldn't lose moral. Apparently she was a captured slave who became a favorite harem girl. *shrug*
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FlabbelWabbel Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
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